Panton Valentine leukocidin MSSA leading to multi-organ failure.
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.
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Published CitationLow 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.
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