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Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(5):466-9.

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes: a lethal cause of pneumonia in an adult immunocompetent patient.

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Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Evaggelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece. elmagira@yahoo.com

Abstract

Necrotizing pneumonia and fatal septic shock were caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive, community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in a previously healthy, 61-y-old female. This patient did not belong to any high-risk group (e.g. homosexuals, military recruits, sports team members, etc.). CA-MRSA infection should be suspected in any adult with severe pneumonia/sepsis.

PMID:
17464874
DOI:
10.1080/00365540601034790
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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