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CASE REPORT
Empyema thoracis secondary to community-acquired Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection
  1. Shahbaz Piracha1,
  2. Syeda Saba Muneer Ahmed1,
  3. Samira Mohd Afzal2 and
  4. Muhammad Badar Ganaie1
  1. 1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  2. 2 Department of Infectious Diseases, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shahbaz Piracha, shahbazpiracha{at}nhs.net

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  • Contributors SP and MBG: planned and drafted the article, and took patient consent. SP, MBG and SMA: patient management and data collection. SSMA: drafting the article and microbiology discussion. SP and MBG: critical revision of the article and approval of the final version for publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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  • Contributors SP and MBG: planned and drafted the article, and took patient consent. SP, MBG and SMA: patient management and data collection. SSMA: drafting the article and microbiology discussion. SP and MBG: critical revision of the article and approval of the final version for publication.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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