[Antitoxin treatments for necrotizing pneumonia due to Panton-Valentine leukocidin-secreting Staphylococcus aureus].

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for two main clinical presentations in humans: suppurative infections and toxigenic diseases. A small percentage of S. aureus strains secrete Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL). This toxin is implicated in skin infections, furunculosis, osteoarticular infections, and particularly, in serious pulmonary infections known as… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.medmal.2008.10.008

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