Cholera-like diarrhea and shock associated with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (USA400 clone) pneumonia

Allison Agwu, Ken M. Brady, Tracy Ross, Karen C. Carroll, Neal A. Halsey

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Abstract

A 14-year-old girl presented with florid watery diarrhea, vomiting and hypotension without respiratory prodrome. Shock, multiorgan system failure and death rapidly ensued. Influenza A was detected from her nasopharynx and CA-MRSA (USA400), positive for pvl, mecA, sea, sec and seh genes was cultured from a deep tracheal aspirate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

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Keywords

  • CA-MRSA
  • Diarrhea
  • Influenza
  • Shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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