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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus empyema necessitatis in an eight-month-old child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16351034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Empyema necessitatis is a rare complication of empyema characterized by a spontaneous extension of pus from the pleural space into adjacent soft tissues. It is uncommon in the pediatric population and is usually caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This report describes the youngest reported case of empyema necessitatis. The clinical examination and CT scan are diagnostic. The causative organism was methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which has not been previously reported. Treatment involves drainage of the abscess and appropriate antimicrobial therapy.
James Stallworth; Elizabeth Mack; Christopher Ozimek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-14     Completed Date:  2006-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1130-1     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 14 Medical Park, Suite 400, Columbia, SC 29203, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / drug therapy,  microbiology
Empyema, Pleural / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  microbiology
Methicillin Resistance*
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects*
Thoracic Wall
Comment In:
South Med J. 2005 Nov;98(11):1059-60   [PMID:  16351020 ]

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