Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Rare Presentation
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- 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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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.
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.