Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis with Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene in an injection drug user with HIV infection

Hung Chin Tsai, Pei Jiuan Chao, Cheng Len Sy, Susan Shin Jung Lee, Yao Shen Chen, Shue Ren Wann, Yung Ching Liu

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Abstract

Reports of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) isolates carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene that causes infective endocarditis in injection drug users (IDUs) with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are rare in the, English language literature. We present a case of CA-MRSA infective endocarditis with bilateral septic lung emboli in a previously healthy 45-year-old IDU. This case suggests that PVL gene-positive CA-MRSA should be considered as a potential pathogen in IDUs with infective endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485-1489
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume47
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Panton-Valentine leukocidin

Keywords

  • Infective endocarditis
  • Intravenous drugs user
  • Methicillin-resistant
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis with Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene in an injection drug user with HIV infection. / Tsai, Hung Chin; Chao, Pei Jiuan; Sy, Cheng Len; Lee, Susan Shin Jung; Chen, Yao Shen; Wann, Shue Ren; Liu, Yung Ching.

In: Internal Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 16, 2008, p. 1485-1489.

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Tsai, Hung Chin ; Chao, Pei Jiuan ; Sy, Cheng Len ; Lee, Susan Shin Jung ; Chen, Yao Shen ; Wann, Shue Ren ; Liu, Yung Ching. / Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis with Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene in an injection drug user with HIV infection. In: Internal Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 47, No. 16. pp. 1485-1489.
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