Korean J Med.  2013 May;84(5):728-732.

A Case of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. sicha@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Microbiology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has received considerable attention in recent years as the cause of infections in individuals in the community who do not have traditional risk factors for MRSA infection, such as hospitalization or contact with healthcare services. CA-MRSA strains have different molecular and antimicrobial susceptibilities, as compared to hospital-associated MRSA. Although CA-MRSA strains are primarily associated with skin and soft tissue infections, they can cause more invasive infections, such as severe community-acquired pneumonia. Reports on CA-MRSA pneumonia in Korea are sparse. Therefore, we report a case of CA-MRSA pneumonia with molecular typing of the MRSA isolate.

Keyword

Community-acquired infections; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Pneumonia
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