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Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(2):183-5.

Fatal Staphylococcus aureus haemorrhagic pneumonia producing Panton-Valentine leucocidin.

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From the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hôpital Universitaire Archet, Nice, France. hyvernat.h@chu-nice.fr

Abstract

We present 2 cases of community acquired S. aureus pneumonia carrying Panton Valentine leucocidin (PVL). These cases illustrate this clinical entity characterized by a younger and healthier population than usual staphylococcal pneumonias and complicated by a 75% mortality rate. We also discuss the diagnosis and therapeutic difficulties.

PMID:
17366043
DOI:
10.1080/00365540600818003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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