Letters Easily missed skin infection

Don’t forget pets in PVL positive Staphylococcus aureus infection

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6338 (Published 12 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6338
  1. Kate Robertson, specialty doctor child and adolescent psychiatry1
  1. 1CAMHS (Shropshire), Shrewsbury SY1 3GZ, UK
  1. kate.robertson{at}doctors.org.uk

In their overview of Panton Valentine leukocidin (PVL) positive Staphylococcus aureus skin infections Fogo and colleagues note the emergence and rapid spread of multiresistant strains in North America and Australia.1 Household pets may have a role in transmission or act as reservoirs of infection. Methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) …

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