Vaginal Staphylococcus aureus superantigen profile shift from 1980 and 1981 to 2003, 2004, and 2005

Patrick M. Schlievert, Laura C. Case, Kristi L. Strandberg, Timothy J. Tripp, Ying Chi Lin, Marnie L Peterson

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Abstract

We determined vaginal Staphylococcus aureus superantigens. Staphylococci were quantified from tampons/ diaphragms in 2003 to 2005, with counts compared to those determined in 1980 and 1981. In 2003 to 2005, more women were colonized than in 1980 and 1981 (23 versus 12%). Enterotoxins G and I and enterotoxin-like superantigens M and N declined, but enterotoxin-like superantigens K, L, and Q increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2704-2707
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

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