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A Case of Perianal Abscess due to Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Positive Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Report in Korea and Literature Review from the Far East
Chulmin Park, Ph.D., Dong-Gun Lee, M.D., Su-Mi Choi, M.D., Sun Hee Park, M.D., Jung-Hyun Choi, M.D., Jin-Hong Yoo, M.D., Ji An Hur, M.D. and Wan-Shik Shin, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Vol.40 Num.2 (p121~126)
Community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) with Panton- Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes have recently emerged worldwide, but infections due to PVL carrying CA-MRSA strains have never been reported in Korea. We report a case of extensive perianal abscess due to PVL+ CA-MRSA in a 76-year-old Korean female patient, of which genetic background was very close to USA300. It belonged to staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec element (SCCmec) type IV, ST8 of multilocus sequence typing (MLST), type 1 spa type, and accessory gene regulator locus (agr) group I. Comprehensive literature reviews from the Far East showed molecular characteristics were diverse and PVL genes were infrequently found than in western countries.
Keywords : Abscess, Panton-Valentine Leukocidin, Community-associated Infection, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin resistance