Superantigens and Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome

Superantigens produced by Streptococcus pyogenes have been implicated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). We analyzed 19 acute-phase serum samples for mitogenic activity from patients with severe streptococcal disease. The serum samples from two patients in the acute phase of STSS showed...

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Main Authors: Thomas Proft, Shiranee Sriskandan, Lily Yang, John D. Fraser
Format: Article
Published: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2003-10-01
Series:Emerging Infectious Diseases
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