Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Producing Staphylococcus Aureus Facial Pyomyositis Causing Partial Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

We present a case of subtotal cavernous sinus thrombosis secondary to Panton-Valentine leukocidin–associated Staphylococcus aureus pyomyositis of the muscles of mastication in a previously healthy child, who was successfully managed with no residual disease. He was found to have a factor V Leiden heterozygous mutation. We highlight the propensity of Panton-Valentine leukocidin Staphylococcus aureus to induce venous thrombosis at any site but with potential for more severe consequences in the head. We highlight pyomyositis as a differential for periorbital cellulitis and discuss the significance of the factor V Leiden mutation.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles