Article in Japanese
Infection from Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus in Japanese children
Shintaro HIROTAKI1,2), Yuho HORIKOSHI1)
This study collected Staphyloocccus aureus strains isolated from children at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center between March 2010 and April 2013. Ninety one strains were analyzed and 9 produced Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL). Of the 9 strains, 8 were methicillin-resistant and isolated exclusively from skin and soft tissue infections. Percutaneous drainage was necessary in 4 patients. Approximately 10 percent of S. aureus strains in Japan produce PVL, which is associated frequently with skin and soft tissue infections.
1) Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center
2) Department of Pediatrics, Hanyu General Hospital
|Received||February 13, 2015|
|Accepted||November 18, 2015|