Infective endocarditis due to community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in injection drug users may be associated with Panton-Valentine leukocidin-negative strains.

@article{Tsigrelis2007InfectiveED,
  title={Infective endocarditis due to community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in injection drug users may be associated with Panton-Valentine leukocidin-negative strains.},
  author={Constantine Tsigrelis and Matthew D. Armstrong and Nicholas E. Vlahakis and John A. Batsis and Larry Baddour},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={299-302}
}
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) isolates that cause infective endocarditis in injection drug users (IDUs) are distinct from CA-MRSA strains that cause endocardial infection as a complication of skin and soft tissue infections. We present a case of CA-MRSA infective endocarditis, review pertinent cases previously published, and describe the molecular characteristics of strains from IDUs and patients with skin and soft tissue infections. 

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