Native valve infective endocarditis due to sequence type 97 community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus complicated by meningitis and multiple septic emboli in a young healthy adult

Yuka Kawabe, Aki Sakurai, Toshiharu Sasaki, Makoto Hasegawa, Masahiro Suzuki, Naoki Hoshino, Chihiro Nakashima, Atsuo Maekawa, Yohei Doi

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Abstract

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) can cause a wide variety of infections, ranging from skin and soft tissue infections to life-threatening invasive diseases such as necrotizing pneumonia and infective endocarditis. Here, we present a case of a healthy young female presenting with fever, headache and nausea, who was diagnosed with mitral valve infective endocarditis due to CA-MRSA and whose course was complicated by meningitis and multiple septic emboli. The causative MRSA strain belonged to sequence type 97 and harbored SCCmec Ⅳc but not lukS/F-PV genes. ST97, which is frequently isolated from livestock animals and known as a common lineage of livestock-associated MRSA, may cause invasive infection in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)828-832
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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