Pediatric Antibody Response to Community-Acquired Staphylococcus aureus Infection Is Directed to Panton-Valentine Leukocidin▿
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We examined the antibody responses of pediatric patients infected with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus isolates. The data show that patients infected with Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive strains developed a dominant immunoglobulin G anti-PVL antibody response that correlates with markers of inflammation.
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Brown, E. L., Bowden, M. G., Bryson, R. S., Hulten, K. G., Bordt, A. S., Forbes, A., & Kaplan, S. L.