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A case series of necrotizing pneumonia due to community acquired MRSA

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GVN Sandakumari ,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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SD Pilapitiya,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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NJ Dahanayaka,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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MRP Weerawansa,

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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SH Siribaddana

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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Abstract

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is uncommon. In this case series, wedescribe four young immune-competent healthy males presenting with severe respiratory distress progressing to necrotizing pneumonia. All required ventilation and recovered without sequelae. One patient developed myositis and the other three developed pleural effusions and pneumothoraxes; two of them needing intercostal tube (ICT) insertion and drainage.These cases highlight community acquired MRSA in developing countries where antibiotics are frequently used empirically with little laboratory guidance.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/amj.v8i2.7528

Anuradhapura Medical Journal 2014;8(2):40-44

How to Cite: Sandakumari, G. et al., (2014). A case series of necrotizing pneumonia due to community acquired MRSA. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 8(2), pp.40–44. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v8i2.7528
Published on 15 Oct 2014.
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