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Community-acquired MRSA bacteremic necrotizing pneumonia in a patient with scrotal ulceration.
J Infect. 2005 Nov; 51(4):e241-3.JI

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is being recognized increasingly as a cause of community-acquired infection. The organism usually causes skin and soft tissue infection. Here, we present a patient with community-acquired MRSA pneumonia and review the literature. The patient, a 37-year-old Saudi male with no significant medical history was admitted with fever, respiratory distress and scrotal ulceration. Scrotal swabs and blood cultures grew MRSA. Imaging studies showed necrotizing pneumonia. Physical examination and echocardiographic findings revealed no evidence of endocarditis. The patient was treated successfully with 4 weeks of intravenous vancomycin. The infection appears to have originated in the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the scrotum, and subsequently led to necrotizing pneumonia. Community-acquired MRSA pneumonia has been associated with the production of Panton-Valentine leukocidin.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Internal Medicine Services Division, Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Room A-420, Building 61, P.O. Box 76, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran 31311, Saudi Arabia. jaffar.tawfiq@aramco.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16291279

Citation

Al-Tawfiq, Jaffar A., and Riyadh A. Aldaabil. "Community-acquired MRSA Bacteremic Necrotizing Pneumonia in a Patient With Scrotal Ulceration." The Journal of Infection, vol. 51, no. 4, 2005, pp. e241-3.
Al-Tawfiq JA, Aldaabil RA. Community-acquired MRSA bacteremic necrotizing pneumonia in a patient with scrotal ulceration. J Infect. 2005;51(4):e241-3.
Al-Tawfiq, J. A., & Aldaabil, R. A. (2005). Community-acquired MRSA bacteremic necrotizing pneumonia in a patient with scrotal ulceration. The Journal of Infection, 51(4), e241-3.
Al-Tawfiq JA, Aldaabil RA. Community-acquired MRSA Bacteremic Necrotizing Pneumonia in a Patient With Scrotal Ulceration. J Infect. 2005;51(4):e241-3. PubMed PMID: 16291279.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Community-acquired MRSA bacteremic necrotizing pneumonia in a patient with scrotal ulceration. AU - Al-Tawfiq,Jaffar A, AU - Aldaabil,Riyadh A, PY - 2004/06/20/received PY - 2005/11/18/pubmed PY - 2006/12/9/medline PY - 2005/11/18/entrez SP - e241 EP - 3 JF - The Journal of infection JO - J. Infect. VL - 51 IS - 4 N2 - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is being recognized increasingly as a cause of community-acquired infection. The organism usually causes skin and soft tissue infection. Here, we present a patient with community-acquired MRSA pneumonia and review the literature. The patient, a 37-year-old Saudi male with no significant medical history was admitted with fever, respiratory distress and scrotal ulceration. Scrotal swabs and blood cultures grew MRSA. Imaging studies showed necrotizing pneumonia. Physical examination and echocardiographic findings revealed no evidence of endocarditis. The patient was treated successfully with 4 weeks of intravenous vancomycin. The infection appears to have originated in the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the scrotum, and subsequently led to necrotizing pneumonia. Community-acquired MRSA pneumonia has been associated with the production of Panton-Valentine leukocidin. SN - 1532-2742 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16291279/Community_acquired_MRSA_bacteremic_necrotizing_pneumonia_in_a_patient_with_scrotal_ulceration_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0163-4453(04)00207-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -