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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 653--656

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pyomyositis with myelitis: A rare occurrence with diverse presentation


1 Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560 029, India
2 Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560 029, India
3 Department of Neuroradiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560 029, India
4 Sir Dorabji Tata Centre for Research in Tropical Diseases, Bengaluru, India

Correspondence Address:
Girish Baburao Kulkarni
Department of Neurology, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 560 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.57809

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Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterial pathogen implicated in pyomyositis. There are increasing reports of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections. The present case report brings out the diverse clinical manifestations of MRSA infection in the form of paraspinal pyomyositis, myelitis, spinal osteomyelitis, and pneumonia. Molecular typing of the organism confirmed the diagnosis. Patient was successfully treated with vancomycin and surgical drainage. Consideration of the possibility of methicillin-resistance and appropriate antibiotic selection is vital in the treatment of serious community-acquired staphylococcal infections.






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