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Lipase versus teichoic acid and alpha-toxin as antigen in an enzyme immunoassay for serological diagnosis ofStaphylococcus aureus infections

  • S. Tyski
  • P. Colque-Navarro
  • W. Hryniewicz
  • M. Granström
  • R. Möllby
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Abstract

Titres of IgG antibodies toStaphylococcus aureus lipase were analysed in 448 sera from patients suspected of havingStaphylococcus aureus infections and the results compared to those for the routinely used staphylococcal antigens teichoic acid and alpha-toxin. The results indicated that determination of serum antibodies to lipase is a sensitive assay for serological diagnosis of staphylococcal infections and increased sensitivity may be achieved by selection of optimal antigen combinations.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Lipase Enzyme Immunoassay Sensitive Assay Serum Antibody 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Tyski
    • 1
  • P. Colque-Navarro
    • 2
  • W. Hryniewicz
    • 1
  • M. Granström
    • 3
    • 4
  • R. Möllby
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BacteriologyNational Institute of HygieneWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of BacteriologyKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Clinical MicrobiologyKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Departments of Bacteriology and Vaccine ProductionNational Bacteriological LaboratoryStockholmSweden

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