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Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 241-245


Case report

CHILD WITH OSTEOMYELITIS, CAUSED BY PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN PRODUCING STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Ana Perišić
Zdravstveni dom Ljutomer, Cesta I. slovenskega tabora 2, 9240 Ljutomer, Slovenija

Milena Senica Verbič
Otroška kirurgija, Univerzitetni klinični center Maribor Maribor, Slovenija Medicinska fakulteta Maribor, Univerza v Mariboru, Maribor, Slovenija

Silvo franci Lipovšek
Otroška kirurgija, Univerzitetni klinični center Maribor Maribor, Slovenija

Abstract

Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) producing Staphyloc­cocus aureus (SA) is a cause of severe and potentialy fatal osteomyelitis in children. Incidence of osteomyelitis, caused by PVL SA is increasing. It usually causes multiple compli­cations that differentiate it from PVL-negative SA disease, including multiple abscesses, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and fulminant sepsis. Due to lack of awareness and diagnos­tic testing for PVL toxin, this kind of osteomyelitis is often unrecognized.

Key words: child, osteomyelitis, diagnosis, Staphylococcus aureus, Panton-Valentine leukocidin, antibiotics


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