This document aims to provide advice based on best available evidence where it exists (otherwise expert consensus opinion), on the recognition, investigation and management of PVL
Staphylococcus aureus (PVL-S. aureus) cases in Scotland. It aims to assist all healthcare professionals who are involved in the management of these patients, from Primary Care to Public Health. This document is based on the HPA Guidance on the 'Diagnosis and Management of PVL-associated
Staphylococcus aureus infections' (HPA, 2008) and some sections have been reproduced with permission from Public Health England (PHE).