A severe pneumonia due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone USA 300: Implications of vertical transmission

N. Crooks, T. Ross, S. Grant, R. Anmolsingh, A. Gabriel, A. Foggo-Osseyran, K. Carroll, C. Wilson

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen in both community and healthcare associated pneumonia. We describe a case of severe pneumonia caused by the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clone USA 300 in a 44-year old post-partum woman and the subsequent vertical transmission of this virulent organism to her neonate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalWest Indian Medical Journal
Volume61
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Methicillin resistant
  • Pneumonia
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vertical transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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