Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis with Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Gene in an Injection Drug User with HIV Infection
Hung-Chin TsaiPei-Jiuan ChaoCheng-Len SySusan Shin-Jung LeeYao-Shen ChenShue-Ren WannYung-Ching Liu
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Volume 47 (2008) Issue 16 Pages 1485-1489

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Reports of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) isolates carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene that causes infective endocarditis in injection drug users (IDUs) with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are rare in the English language literature. We present a case of CA-MRSA infective endocarditis with bilateral septic lung emboli in a previously healthy 45-year-old IDU. This case suggests that PVL gene-positive CA-MRSA should be considered as a potential pathogen in IDUs with infective endocarditis.

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