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J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Mar;46(3):1144-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02029-07. Epub 2008 Jan 16.

Severe necrotizing fasciitis in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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  • 1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, and Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a rarely reported cause of necrotizing fasciitis. We report an unusually severe case of MRSA necrotizing fasciitis in a previously undiagnosed AIDS patient. Molecular analysis revealed that the strain had the USA300/spa1 genotype, now an abundant cause of community-acquired MRSA infection.

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