Guidance

PVL-Staphylococcus aureus infections: diagnosis and management

Advice on the recognition, investigation and management of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL)-Staphylococcus aureus (PVL-SA) cases.

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This guidance was prepared by a sub-group of the Steering Group on Healthcare Associated Infections at the request of the Department of Health and replaces the draft produced by Health Protection Agency working group in 2006. It provides healthcare professionals with easily accessible advice on the recognition, investigation and management of PVL-Staphylococcus aureus cases.