Vaginal isolates of Staphylococcus aureus associated with toxic shock syndrome.

@article{Barbour1981VaginalIO,
  title={Vaginal isolates of Staphylococcus aureus associated with toxic shock syndrome.},
  author={Alan G Barbour},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1981},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={442-9}
}
Staphylococcus aureus has been isolated from vaginal fluids of women with toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a multisystem disease with onset usually during menses. A total of 15 vaginal isolates of S. aureus from TSS patients were compared with 18 vaginal isolates from women without TSS. Phenotypic traits which were significantly more frequent in the TSS group of strains than in the non-TSS group were arsenate resistance, proteolysis of hemoglobin, reduced hemolysis of sheep blood in agar medium, and… CONTINUE READING