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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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BRIZUELA, Martín et al. Severe infection by methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus producing Panton-Valentine leukocidin: reports of two cases. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.114, n.4, pp.e237-e240. ISSN 0325-0075.

Staphylococcus aureus is a major etiologic agent of infections in children from the community and the hospital setting. The severity of these conditions is associated with virulence factors, including the Panton-Valentine leukocidin. Both methicillin resistant and sensitive Staphylococcus aureus produce this leukocidin although with varying frequency. We present two children with severe infection by sensitive Staphylococcus aureus producer of Panton-Valentine leukocidin with musculoskeletal and endovascular complications. It is essential the suspected diagnosis, appropriate antibiotic treatment and early surgical management to improve the approach of these infections. Epidemiological surveillance should be mantained to detect the frequency of infections caused by these bacteria.

Keywords : Staphylococcus aureus; Panton-Valentine leukocidin; Methicillin resistance; Invasive disease.

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