Childhood pustular psoriasis associated with Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus.

We report the association of a generalized pustular psoriasis and infection by Staphylococcus aureus which produced Panton-Valentine leukocidin in a 5-year-old child. Another S. aureus strain with the same toxin gene content was also isolated among three family members presenting with cutaneous lesions. Although a methicillin-resistant staphylococcal strain… CONTINUE READING