SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.42 issue4Pulmonary hypertension associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: presentation of five cases and review of the literatureNecrotizing pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

GELATTI, Luciane Cristina et al. Sepsis due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in southern Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2009, vol.42, n.4, pp.458-460. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822009000400019.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was initially described as a typical microorganism acquired in nosocomial infections. However, over recent years, community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been a cause of skin and soft-tissue infections. Serious infections such as pneumonia and sepsis can also occur. This report describes a case of sepsis in a child that was complicated by pneumonia secondary to soft tissue lesions that were due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in southern Brazil. The patient was attended at the Emergency Unit with a history of injury caused by lower-limb trauma that evolved to cellulitis, pneumonia and sepsis.

Keywords : Staphylococcus aureus; Methicillin; Sepsis.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License