Staphylococcus aureus abscesses: methicillin-resistance or Panton-Valentine leukocidin presence?

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INTRODUCTION Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is a toxin associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) worldwide and also occurs in community-associated methicillin-susceptible S aureus (CA-MSSA) strains. The aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of PVL in community-onset S aureus skin and soft… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-302695

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