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Case Report | Open Access
R. Sathyakamala1, Priyadarshini Shanmugam1 and N. Meenakshi2
1Department of Microbiology, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam – 603 103, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Department of Respiratory Medicine , Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam – 603 103, Tamil Nadu, India.
Article Number: 7583 | © The Author(s). 2022
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2022;16(3):1622-1627. https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.16.3.30
Received: 31 January 2022 | Accepted: 23 June 2022 | Published online: 03 August 2022
Issue online: September 2022
Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are a primary health concern. They are commonly differentiated as hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections, based on their epidemiology, susceptibility findings, and molecular typing patterns. Therefore, appropriate contact precautions and isolation measures should be implemented. CA-MRSA mostly causes skin and soft-tissue infections, but the probability and incidence of it causing sepsis and invasive infections have increased dramatically in recent years. In this study, we report a case of CA-MRSA pneumonia with pan-pneumonic effusion in a 59-year-old male diabetic patient with preexisting comorbidities such as diabetic ketoacidosis and non-ST elevated myocardial infarction. The early reporting of the organism’s identity and its antimicrobial susceptibility, as well as timely initiation of antibiotic therapy, aided in the successful management and cure of the patient.

Keywords

CA-MRSA, Methicillin Resistance, Pneumonia, Parapneumonic Effusion

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