Fatal pneumonia caused by Panton-Valentine Leucocidine-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (PVL-MRSA) transmitted from a healthy donor in living-donor liver transplantation.

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Severe infections are the most dangerous complications in liver transplantation and their prevention is one of the major goals. A 60-year-old Saudi-Arabian female with decompensated hepatitis C liver cirrhosis received a right-lobe liver graft from her healthy daughter. After 9 days, the patient developed a rapidly progressive necrotizing pneumonia that was… (More)

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