[Multiple abscesses in immunocompetent patients caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive Staphylococcus aureus].

Abstract

We report cases of immunocompetent patients showing multiple abscesses by a Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) positive Staphylococcus aureus. PVL is considered to be an important virulence factor. The most common manifestations by this pathogen are recurrent or multiple abscesses of the skin. Seldom necrotizing pneumonia with high mortality occurs. Even… (More)

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