Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causes severe disseminated infection and deep venous thrombosis in children: literature review and recommendations for management

Clare Nourse, Mike Starr, Wendy Munckhof
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2007, 43 (10): 656-61
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection in children is increasingly common and can be associated with dissemination and life-threatening complications. Empiric therapy for presumed severe Staphylococcus aureus infection should be reviewed. Four children with severe invasive CA-MRSA infection causing osteomyelitis and pneumonia complicated by pulmonary embolus and deep venous thrombosis are described. The literature is reviewed and recommendations for management are provided.

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