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A Fatal Case of Infective Endocarditis Caused by Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST72 in Korea

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2008 December Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 129-131.


https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2008.11.2.129

A Fatal Case of Infective Endocarditis Caused by Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST72 in Korea

Seong-Ho Choi, Jin-Won Chung

Department of Internal Medicine, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

The advent of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has been a worldwide threat to public health for the past decade. We report a fatal case of infective endocarditis caused by a non-USA300, Panton-Valentine leukocidin toxin-negative CA-MRSA clone. This is a serious case of CA-MRSA infection caused by a sequence type (ST) 72 clone, which is one of the common CA-MRSA clones circulating in Korea where serious CA-MRSA infections have been rare. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2008;11:129-131)

Keywords

Staphylococcus aureus, Endocarditis, Methicillin Resistant