Volume 83, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Skin and soft tissue infections caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing strains of are emerging among travelers returning from the tropics. Here, we here present data on 15 affected individuals. Intrafamiliar spread was documented in one case, and occupational transmission was assumed in another. typing of the strains revealed a broad spectrum of variants, but some were clonally related. Methicillin-resistant (MRSA) was found in three cases.


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  • Received : 03 May 2010
  • Accepted : 10 Jun 2010
  • Published online : 05 Oct 2010

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