Transmission of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Positive Staphylococcus Aureus between Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Arnon Elizur, Rachel C. Orscheln, Thomas W. Ferkol, W. Michael Dunne, Gregory A. Storch, Carolyn L. Cannon

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Abstract

Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus is an emerging pathogen world-wide, causing necrotizing lung infections in otherwise healthy individuals. We describe 2 episodes of patient-to-patient transmission of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing S aureus, resulting in acute, life-threatening pulmonary complications in patients with cystic fibrosis. Appropriate infection control measures may be warranted to prevent similar episodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume151
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

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