Journal Article

Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Causing Chronic Pneumonia

Iram Enayet, Ali Nazeri, Leonard B. Johnson, Kathleen Riederer, Joan Pawlak and Louis D. Saravolatz

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 42, issue 7, pages e57-e60
Published in print April 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI:
Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Causing Chronic Pneumonia

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A young woman presented with pneumonia of a 3-month duration with predominantly nodular pulmonary infiltrates. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was identified in multiple cultures of sputum specimens. According to findings of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, the isolate was identical to USA 300 and carried a type IV Staphylococcus cassette chromosome mec type IV gene and the genes for Panton-Valentine leukocidin.

Journal Article.  2061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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