Transmission of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Positive Staphylococcus Aureus between Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
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Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus is an emerging pathogen world-wide, causing necrotizing lung infections in otherwise healthy individuals. We describe 2 episodes of patient-to-patient transmission of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing S. aureus, resulting in acute, life-threatening pulmonary complications in patients with cystic fibrosis. Appropriate infection control measures may be warranted to prevent similar episodes.
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Elizur, A., Orscheln, R. C., Ferkol, T. W., Dunne, W. M., Storch, G. A., & Cannon, C. L.