The pneumococcal pilus predicts the absence of staphylococcus aureus co-colonization in pneumococcal carriers

Gili Regev-Yochay, Marc Lipsitch, Alan Basset, Ethan Rubinstein, Ron Dagan, Meir Raz, Richard Malley

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Abstract

The determinants of the negative association between Streptococcus pneumoniae and Stapylococcus aureus colonization are unknown. In this matched case-control study, the odds of co-colonization with S. aureus were significantly lower for individuals carrying a piliated versus a nonpiliated S. pneumoniae strain, suggesting the pilus may be a determinant of the negative association.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-763
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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