SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION:Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a rare cause of community acquired pneumonia(CAP) and a major cause of influenza related mortality and morbidity. Necrotizing pneumonia due to Panton Valentin leucocidin (PVL) toxin secreting strains of S. aureus is associated with a mortality rate of up to 40-60%. Both methicillin resistant (MRSA) and methicillin sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) can carry gene for PVL toxin.