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Can you tell your examiners 10 facts about Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) in the final FFICM?

April 4, 2018


10 facts that may help you get through an examination question that focusses on severe skin or respiratory infections presenting to ITU.


VPL may come up or for the brave you can bring it up. It would certainly be appropriate to mention VPL if MRSA or MSSA was the topic. Remember the treatment is essentially the same as Necrotising fasciitis in patients with MRSA exposure. 


Facts taken from a recent paper that came up in the newsletter from  


It also has a useful table about the choice of antibiotics to use. If you want more on this topic here is the paper.





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