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Am J Med Sci. 2008 Apr;335(4):327-8. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318142b7b9.

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of Fournier's gangrene.

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Medical Service, Section of Infectious Diseases, VA Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 39216, USA. mary.burton2@va.gov

Abstract

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has become an important pathogen in aggressive skin and soft-tissue infections in patients without risk factors for nosocomial infections. We describe a case of a previously healthy adult who developed fulminant sepsis from Fournier's gangrene caused by a strain of CA-MRSA containing the Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes.

PMID:
18414076
DOI:
10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318142b7b9
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