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Complicated adult epiglottitis due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is emerging as an important pathogen. However, MRSA rarely causes epiglottitis. We report an adult with epiglottitis due to a CA-MRSA isolate of the USA300 lineage with Panton-Valentine leukocidin. Maintaining vigilance for CA-MRSA as a cause of an expanding spectrum of severe infections is warranted.

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