CA-MRSA brain abscess in a healthy infant

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report the first case of a previously healthy term 5 week old infant with no known risk factors who developed a frontal lobe abscess from community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). To date, only 16 cases of invasive CA-MRSA with central nervous system involvement have been previously described, but the incidence of CA-MRSA has surged within the last decade, creating a growing impact on public health. Increasing numbers of invasive infections caused by CA-MRSA in previously healthy individuals is of particular concern, and the highest rates of these infections are in children. As CA-MRSA continues to spread and develop further antibiotic resistance, cases of invasive diseases as described in this report may become more common. © 2011 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stack, A; Peterson-Carmichael, SL; Yin, DE; Marti, ML; Fuchs, H; Jhaveri, R; Turner, DA

Published Date

  • April 25, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 75

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-0987

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1305-7707

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3233/JPI-2011-0290

Citation Source

  • Scopus