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Tunis Med. 2006 Oct;84(10):666-9.

[Severe community acquired pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus in children. About two cases].

[Article in French]

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Service De Pediatrie, CHU Tahar Sjar, Mahdia, Tunisie.


The staphylococcal pneumonia is the prerogative of the infant but rare cases were observed in the childhood. We report the observation of two children aged respectively of six years and three years and a half having presented a particular form of severe staphylococcal pneumonia apart from any context of immunodepression. The identification of the particular strains producing toxins Like the Panton and Valentine leukocidin constitutes the first stage of the comprehension of this atypical form of pneumonia. Through these observations and with a review of literature we underline the specific clinical and biological aspects of this form.

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