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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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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.

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