Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is a worldwide emerging pathogen that is able to produce serious skin and soft- tissue infections such as necrotizing fasciitis, as well as pneumonia and osteomyelitis. We present a 14 month child with necrotizing fasciitis, confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, produced by CA-MRSA Panton-Valentine leukocidin producer. The clinical outcome was good after early surgical treatment and the administration of intravenous clindamycin for two weeks. We review microbiological aspects and treatment guidelines of these infections. © 2008 Asociación Española de Pediatría.
- Antibiotic treatment
- Community-Acquired Staphylococcus aureus
- Molecular epidemiology
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Panton-Valentine leukocidin
- Staphylococcus aureus
Tobeña Rué, M., Coll Usandizaga, F., García Fontecha, C., Bartolomé Comas, R., & Moraga Llop, F. A. (2009). Necrotizing fasciitis due to community-acquired panton-valentine leukocidin methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Anales de Pediatria, 70(4), 374-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anpedi.2008.11.027