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Risk Factors of Gillet et al for Mortality of a Patient with Pneumonia Caused By a Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) Producing Staphylococcus Aureus

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Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is a cytotoxin produced by certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus as a virulence factor. Community-acquired pneumonia caused by one of these strains may be complicated by multi-organ failure, with a mortality rate of almost 60%. Gillet et al identified factors predictive of mortality, which can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management or novel therapy. The authors are from Lyon, France.

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