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dc.contributor.authorTownell, Nicola J
dc.contributor.authorMunckhof, Wendy J
dc.contributor.authorNimmo, Graeme
dc.contributor.authorBannan, Aiveen
dc.contributor.authorHolley, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Abhay
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Cameron
dc.contributor.authorCoulter, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorLooke, David FM
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:20:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:20:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-17T23:04:38Z
dc.identifier.issn0036-5548
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/00365548.2012.664779
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47718
dc.description.abstractInfective endocarditis is a common complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia, but literature reports of community- associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (CA-MRSA) endocarditis are relatively uncommon and mostly comprise intravenous drug users (IVDUs) with the USA300 strain. We report 5 cases of CA-MRSA endocarditis in previously healthy young Australian adults, 4 in IVDUs. Morbidity was high with frequent septic emboli; 3 patients required cardiac surgery and 1 patient died. Typing revealed the 2 most common Australian strains, the Panton - Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive ST93 (Queensland) strain and the PVL-negative ST1 (WA-MRSA-1) strain.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom536
dc.relation.ispartofpageto540
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode119999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.titleCommunity-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis ‘down under’: Case series and literature review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorNimmo, Graeme R.


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