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Ann Trop Paediatr. 2005 Mar;25(1):53-7.

Community-acquired disseminated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: case report and clinical implications.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Luodong, Yilan, Taiwan.

Abstract

A 6-year-old girl with community-acquired disseminated infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is described. She had sepsis, meningo-encephalitis, pyomyositis, osteomyelitis, pericarditis and pulmonary embolisation caused by a multi-resistant strain of MRSA. Vancomycin is not routinely recommended as the first-line antimicrobial agent for suspected Staphylococcus aureus infection; however, it should be considered pending susceptibility results in patients presenting with severe sepsis in areas where the prevalence of MRSA is high.

PMID:
15814050
DOI:
10.1179/146532805X23371
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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