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Panton–Valentine leukocidin (PVL), a staphylococcal cytolytic exotoxin, has been associated with a rapidly progressing necrotising pneumonia with reported mortalities of up to 75%.1 2 PVL gene carriage is relatively uncommon in the UK,3 but the association of PVL-producing Staphylococcus aureus (PVL+S aureus) with severe disease led the UK Health Protection Agency to publish guidance on the recognition and management of PVL+S aureus infection.4 We surveyed paediatric registrars to assess knowledge of this organism and the …
Competing interests None.
Funding No funding was received for this survey/letter.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.