Methicillin Susceptible Panton - Valentine Leukocidin Positive S. Aureus Pneumonia in a Child with Novel Influenza H1N1 Infection

Liene Cupane, Nina Pugacova, Girts Aleksejevs, Dace Berzina, Dace Gardovska, Edvins Miklasevics

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Abstract

The first case in Latvia of Panton - Valentine leukocidin (PVL) positive methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) pneumonia in an adolescent with novel influenza A H1N1 is described. A 15 year old boy was admitted to intensive care suffering from severe respiratory failure with bilateral necrotic pneumonia. The presence of influenza A H1N1 was confirmed by PCR. Invasive S. aureus was spa type t435 and Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene positive. He received therapy with ceftriaxone, oxacillin, clindamycin and oseltamivir phosphate and underwent two chest operations. He was discharged after 58 days in hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalActa Chirurgica Latviensis
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)

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