October - December 2008: 
Volume 21, Issue 4

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Severe community-acquired pneumonia due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, carrying SCCmecIV and PVL genes
SUMMARY. The case is presented of a young woman suffering from necrotizing pneumonia caused by community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), carrying the Staphylococcal Chromosome Cassette mecIV (SCCmecIV) and Panton-Valentine-Leukocidin (PVL) gene (ST80 clone). She developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and remained under mechanical ventilatory support for 49 days. Finally, she improved and was discharged from the ICU on the 55th day and from the hospital on the 84th day. Pneumon 2008; 21(4):–