The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 77, Issue 11, pp 1332–1334 | Cite as

Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Rare Presentation

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



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 resistant Staphylococcus 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

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