Severe childhood pneumonitis caused by the Queensland strain of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Bradley T Martin, Pamela Palasanthiran, Iain B Gosbell, Thelma Barbagiannakos, Emma J Best and Richard L Henry
Med J Aust 2005; 182 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb06678.x
Published online: 7 March 2005

Bradley T Martin,* Pamela Palasanthiran, Iain B Gosbell, Thelma Barbagiannakos,§ Emma J Best,¶ Richard L Henry**

  • Bradley T Martin2
  • Pamela Palasanthiran2
  • Iain B Gosbell3
  • Thelma Barbagiannakos3
  • Emma J Best4
  • Richard L Henry4

  • 1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145)
  • 3 Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 5 SWAPS Staphylococcal Reference Facility, South Western Area Pathology Service, Sydney, NSW
  • 6 Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.



We thank Dr Michael Freelander and Dr Andrew Numa for their assistance in the management of this case; SEALS Microbiology for provision of isolates; Alison Vickery and Yvonne Kwok (SWAPS Staphylococcal Reference Facility) for performing phage typing and polymerase chain reaction for Panton–Valentine leukocidin. Dr Bradley Martin and Dr Emma Best are supported by the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.


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