Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing fasciitis in a neonate.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Neonatal necrotizing fasciitis is rare and is predominantly associated with methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). Necrotizing fasciitis associated with community-associated methicillin-resistant S aureus (CA-MRSA) has only recently been reported in the literature, primarily among adults. We present a case of a previously healthy neonate with necrotizing fasciitis of the back caused by CA-MRSA, pulsed-field type USA-300. We describe a 5-day-old infant with necrotizing fasciitis of the back caused by CA-MRSA. Treatment of necrotizing fasciitis requires prompt medical evaluation, prompt surgical debridement, and appropriate antibiotic selection. The potential involvement of CA-MRSA in necrotizing fasciitis in children needs to be considered before institution of antibiotics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dehority, W; Wang, E; Vernon, PS; Lee, C; Perdreau-Remington, F; Bradley, J

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1080 - 1081

PubMed ID

  • 17072137

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-3668

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.inf.0000243158.25713.29


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States