The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 77, Issue 11, pp 1332–1334

Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Rare Presentation

  • Mahua Roy
  • S. Moied Ahmed
  • Jyotishka Pal
  • Siddhartha Biswas
Clinical Briefs

DOI: 10.1007/s12098-010-0171-5

Cite this article as:
Roy, M., Ahmed, S.M., Pal, J. et al. Indian J Pediatr (2010) 77: 1332. doi:10.1007/s12098-010-0171-5
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Abstract

Introduction

Incidence of community acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is increasing. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS), Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) as a manifestation of CA-MRSA are rare in pediatrics.

Case Presentation

We report a young boy who presented with TSS, NF and SPG by CA-MRSA following trauma.

Conclusion

CA-MRSA should be taken into consideration as an etiology for these type of clinical presentations. Early and aggressive surgical and medical intervention are the cornerstone for successful management.

Keywords

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS)Necrotizing fasciitis (NF)Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG)Community acquired methicillin resistantStaphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahua Roy
    • 1
    • 5
  • S. Moied Ahmed
    • 2
  • Jyotishka Pal
    • 3
  • Siddhartha Biswas
    • 4
  1. 1.Pediatric MedicineNorth Bengal Medical College & HospitalDarjeelingIndia
  2. 2.Reader and Incharge ICU, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical CareJ.N.M.C.H. Aligarh Muslim UniversityUttar PradeshIndia
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology & Critical CareJ.N.M.C.H. Aligarh Muslim UniversityUttar PradeshIndia
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryNorth Bengal Medical College & HospitalDarjeelingIndia
  5. 5.KolkataIndia