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J Paediatr Child Health. 2007 Oct;43(10):656-61. Epub 2007 Jun 29.

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causes severe disseminated infection and deep venous thrombosis in children: literature review and recommendations for management.

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Mater Children's Hospital, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia.


Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection in children is increasingly common and can be associated with dissemination and life-threatening complications. Empiric therapy for presumed severe Staphylococcus aureus infection should be reviewed. Four children with severe invasive CA-MRSA infection causing osteomyelitis and pneumonia complicated by pulmonary embolus and deep venous thrombosis are described. The literature is reviewed and recommendations for management are provided.

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