, Volume 77, Issue 11, pp 1332-1334
Date: 03 Sep 2010

Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Rare Presentation

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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.