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methods, which are commercially available as diagnostic kits, are the basis for phenotypic detection of the classical PTSAgs.

However, conventional methods are relatively time-and labor-consuming. Nonspecific reactions due to cross-reactivity between PTSAgs and contaminations by nonstaphylococcal bacteria do occur. Furthermore, phe-notypic assays depend on the concentration of PTSAgs expressed and thus can be negatively influenced by various factors (e.g., catabolite concentration, temperature, pH). Also, differences in the toxin production levels by strains grown on natural substrates and laboratory media have been described.

Regarding generalized SSSS, the superficial blisters are only very rarely culture-positive, but ET-positive strains are usually grown from specimens obtained from the suspected site of infection (e.g., umbilicus, breast, surgical wound). A number of different immunological

Table 2 Publications with description of specific sequences of synthetic oligonucleotides used in molecular methods to detect staphylococcal genes encoding TSST, enterotoxins, and exfoliative toxins

Molecular target: staphylococcal genes encodinga

Table 2 Publications with description of specific sequences of synthetic oligonucleotides used in molecular methods to detect staphylococcal genes encoding TSST, enterotoxins, and exfoliative toxins

Molecular target: staphylococcal genes encodinga

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