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Virulence and pathogenic factors

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Toxin ³ Activity ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÅÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ Coagulase ³ clots plasma Fibrinolysin ³ digests fibrin Haemolysins ³ cytolytic Leucocidin ³ kills leucocytes Hyaluronidase ³ breaks down hyaluronic acid DNAase ³ hydrolyses DNA Lipase ³ lipolytic Protein A ³ antiphagocytic Enterotoxins ³ cause vomiting, diarrhoea Toxic shock syndrome ³ shock, rash, desquamation toxin 1 ³ Epidermolytic toxins A, B ³ epidermal splitting, ³ exfoliation

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