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Scand J Infect Dis. 2005;37(6-7):504-7.

Fatal sepsis and necrotizing pneumonia in a child due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: case report and literature review.

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Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Neihu, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Pediatric deaths due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are rare. We describe the case of 2-y-old boy with fever and cough followed by comatose state with deteriorated respiration; the boy died of severe sepsis and necrotizing pneumonia. The etiological agent was community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, carrying a type IV staphylococcal mecA gene cassette and the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin gene.

PMID:
16012013
DOI:
10.1080/00365540510037849
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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