Reagents, Serology, Bacteria, Staphylococcus Species, Toxin
Definition : Serology reagents intended to detect exotoxins (staphylotoxins) produced by species of Staphylococcus, a genus of coccoid bacteria, family Micrococcaceae. Staphylococci that are pathologic humans include S. aureus, S. epidermidis, and S. saprophyticus. The most important is S. aureus because of its ability to cause serious suppurative infections, especially in immunosuppressed patients, neonates, and the elderly,through damaged skin or in viral infections of the lungs. These reagents are used mostly in epidemiology tests.
Entry Terms : "Reagents, Serology, Bacteria, Staphylococci, Toxin"
UMDC code : 19371