Disseminated Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Positive Staphylococcus aureus infection in a child

2016 Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria  
Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is an exotoxin that is produced by many strains of Staphylococcus aureus, and an important virulence factor. A PVL-positive S. aureus infection leads to rapid and severe infections of soft tissue and necrotizing pneumonia in healthy adolescents, and has a high mortality. This case report included a 12-year-old male patient who admitted for fever, respiratory distress and hip pain and was identified with necrotizing pneumonia with septic pulmonary embolism,
more » ... nary embolism, psoas abscess, cellulitis and osteomyelitis. The PVL positive methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) was isolated in the patient blood culture.
doi:10.5546/aap.2016.eng.e75 pmid:27079407 fatcat:v3ztasx6ifeb7bbobpx3uz4qbq