Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and ARDS: 1-year follow-up

  • Napolitano L
  • Brunsvold M
  • Reddy R
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Reported infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are increasing. Although most of these cases are skin and skin structure infections, necrotizing pneumonias also have been reported. Recently, reports of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) pneumonia have documented that it is a severe necrotizing pneumonia and often is fatal. To our knowledge, no previous reports have examined the long-term recovery of patients who have had this condition. We present a case of confirmed CA-MRSA necrotizing pneumonia with post-hospital discharge follow-up involving radiologic imaging and pulmonary function testing.

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  • *Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Community-Acquired Infections/drug therapy/*epidem
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Georgia/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human/epidemiology
  • Louisiana/epidemiology
  • Pneumonia/*epidemiology/radiography
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult/*epidemiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections/drug therapy/*epidemiolo
  • United States

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  • L M Napolitano

  • M E Brunsvold

  • R C Reddy

  • R C Hyzy

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