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Research Article

Key Role for Clumping Factor B in Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization of Humans

  • Heiman F. L Wertheim mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: h.wertheim@erasmusmc.nl

    Affiliation: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    ¤Current address: Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, National Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Evelyn Walsh,

    Affiliation: Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Microbiology Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Roos Choudhurry,

    Affiliation: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Damian C Melles,

    Affiliation: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Hélène A. M Boelens,

    Affiliation: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Helen Miajlovic,

    Affiliation: Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Microbiology Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Henri A Verbrugh,

    Affiliation: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Timothy Foster,

    Affiliation: Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Microbiology Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Alex van Belkum

    Affiliation: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 15, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050017

About the Authors

Heiman F. L Wertheim, Roos Choudhurry, Damian C Melles, Hélène A. M Boelens, Henri A Verbrugh, Alex van Belkum
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Evelyn Walsh, Helen Miajlovic, Timothy Foster
Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Microbiology Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Corresponding Author

Email: h.wertheim@erasmusmc.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

HFLW, DCM, HAV, TF, and AvB wrote the protocol. HFLW, EW, HAMB, and HM performed data analysis. HFLW, DCM, HAV, and AvB interpreted the data. EW, RC, HAMB, and HM performed the experiments. HFLW, TF, and AvB supervised the experiments. RC and DCM enrolled volunteers. HFLW and AvB wrote the paper. EW, RC, DCM, HM, HAV, and TF gave final approval to the manuscript.