The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 77, Issue 11, pp 1332–1334

Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Rare Presentation


    • Pediatric MedicineNorth Bengal Medical College & Hospital
  • S. Moied Ahmed
    • Reader and Incharge ICU, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical CareJ.N.M.C.H. Aligarh Muslim University
  • Jyotishka Pal
    • Department of Anesthesiology & Critical CareJ.N.M.C.H. Aligarh Muslim University
  • Siddhartha Biswas
    • Department of SurgeryNorth Bengal Medical College & Hospital
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



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.


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.


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

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