Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia in a healthy neonate
Wai Ho Lim, Reyin Lien, Yhu-Chering Huang, Wen Jen Lee, Jing Yao Lai
Received: February 10, 2012 Revised: March 21, 2012 Accepted: July 2, 2012
* Corresponding author. Division of Neonatology, Department of
Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children’s Hospital, No. 5, Fu-Shing Street,
Kweishan, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan.
E-mail address: email@example.com (R. Lien).
Background and purpose:
The number of cases of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) pneumonia has increased since the late 1990s, with skin and soft tissue infections predominant among neonates. Herein, we present a rare case of CA-MRSA necrotizing pneumonia with empyema following respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in a healthy neonate. Despite prompt vancomycin treatment, the disease worsened and finally we had to perform pneumonectomy. This case highlights the possibility of emerging CA-MRSA-related invasive disease among neonates.
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Neonate, Pneumonia