The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2015 , Vol 57 , Num 6
Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive Staphylococcus aureus infection in childhood: a case report
Arzu Karlı 1 ,Nurşen Belet 1 ,Keramettin Yanık 2 ,Özlem Köken 1 ,Mesut Kılıç 3 ,Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici 4 ,Gülnar Şensoy 1
1 Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
2 Departments of Medical Microbiology, Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
3 Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
4 Departments of Radiology, Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of musculoskeletal infections. Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is an exotoxin produced by S. aureus and is an important virulence factor. PVL-positive S. aureus infections have been associated with soft tissue infections and necrotizing pneumonia. In this case report, the clinical course of a 13-year-old boy who was admitted with right hip pain and fever, diagnosed with a gluteal abscess and incidentally discovered multiple cavitary pulmonary lesions, and had a methicillin susceptible and PVL-producing S. aureus (MSSA) extracted from the abscess culture is presented. The related literature is also reviewed. Keywords : Staphylococcus aureus, Panton-Valentine leukocidin, gluteal abscess, septic pulmonary embolus
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