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Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(4):299-302.

Infective endocarditis due to community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in injection drug users may be associated with Panton-Valentine leukocidin-negative strains.

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Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. tsigrelis.constantine@mayo.edu

Abstract

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) isolates that cause infective endocarditis in injection drug users (IDUs) are distinct from CA-MRSA strains that cause endocardial infection as a complication of skin and soft tissue infections. We present a case of CA-MRSA infective endocarditis, review pertinent cases previously published, and describe the molecular characteristics of strains from IDUs and patients with skin and soft tissue infections.

PMID:
17454892
DOI:
10.1080/00365540601003803
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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