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Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia in a healthy neonate

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Published:25th Mar 2020
The number of cases of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) pneumonia has increased since the late 1990s, with skin and soft tissue infections predominant among neonates. Herein, we present a rare case of CA-MRSA necrotizing pneumonia with empyema following respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in a healthy neonate. Despite prompt vancomycin treatment, the disease worsened and finally we had to perform pneumonectomy. This case highlights the possibility of emerging CA-MRSA-related invasive disease among neonates.

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