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Paediatr Child Health. 2007 Apr;12(4):319-22.

A sentinel fatal paediatric case of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Canada.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics.

Abstract

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an established pathogen in many centres in the United States, but has yet to establish a firm foothold in Canada. In the present article, the authors report, to their knowledge, Canada's first fatal paediatric case of invasive disease due to community-associated methicillin-resistant S aureus and review its pathogenesis, epidemiology and treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Canada; Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Necrotizing pneumonia; Paediatric; Panton-Valentine leukocidin

PMID:
19030381
PMCID:
PMC2528684

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