We describe a case of fatal pneumonia in a previously healthy 14-year-old boy. The patient was severely affected at the time of admission with high fever, tachypnea, tachycardia and peripheral cyanosis. The condition worsened despite treatment with antibiotics as well as respiratory and pressure support. Acidosis and critical leucopenia supervened and the patient died just short of 24 hours after admission. Subsequent bacterial cultivation showed Panton-Valentine Leucocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus.
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 19. apr. 2010|
- Acute Disease
- Bacterial Toxins
- Fatal Outcome
- Pneumonia, Staphylococcal
- Staphylococcus aureus