Severe infective endocarditis with systemic embolism due to community associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST630.

@article{Zheng2015SevereIE,
  title={Severe infective endocarditis with systemic embolism due to community associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST630.},
  author={Beiwen Zheng and Saiping Jiang and Zemin Xu and Yonghong Xiao and Lanjuan Li},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={85-9}
}
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) are increasingly causing infective endocarditis over the past decade. Here we report a healthy man who developed a severe acute infective endocarditis with systemic embolism caused by CA-MRSA. The strain was recovered from repeated blood cultures and was characterized using molecular detection and genotyping. The S. aureus isolate was typed as ST630 SCCmecV with spa-type t4549, agrI/IV and was PVL-negative. This is the… CONTINUE READING