Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus have been linked to rapidly progressive severe necrotizing pneumonia with low survival rates. We describe a previously healthy child who presented in a nontoxic fashion with prolonged fever and a radiographic picture of pulmonary nodules caused by a Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing S. aureus. Complete resolution was achieved after 4 weeks of antimicrobial therapy.
From the *Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, †Pediatric Hospitalist Service, and ‡Pediatric Pulmonary Service, The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers, FL.
Reprints: Blanca E. Gonzalez, MD, The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, 16261 Bass Rd, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33919. E-mail: Blanca.Gonzalez@leememorial.org.