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
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.
Medicine and Health Sciences
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.