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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-6-2009

Keywords

Adolescent, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Antibiotics, Antitubercular, Anticoagulants, Athletic Injuries, Bacterial Toxins, Community-Acquired Infections, Exotoxins, Floxacillin, Humans, Leukocidins, Male, Martial Arts, Methicillin Resistance, Multiple Organ Failure, Rifampin, Staphylococcal Infections, Staphylococcus aureus, Warfarin

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The original article is available at www.imj.ie

Abstract

We report a case of a 15-year-old boy who developed multiple organ failure secondary to a sport injury leading to infection with a Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) secreting Community-Acquired Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (CA MSSA). Aggressive antibiotic therapy eventually led to recovery.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

Low TB, Harty L, Murray M, Andrews C, O'Neill SJ. Panton Valentine leukocidin MSSA leading to multi-organ failure. Irish Medical Journal. 2009;102(6):185.

PubMed ID

19722357

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