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Title: Fatal bacteraemic pneumonia due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Authors: Chua, A.P.
Lee, K.H. 
Keywords: Bacteraemic pneumonia
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Citation: Chua, A.P., Lee, K.H. (2006-06). Fatal bacteraemic pneumonia due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Singapore Medical Journal 47 (6) : 546-548. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The recent worldwide surge in the incidence of fatal pneumonia caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has generated renewed interest in this well-known organism. We describe two cases of fulminant bacteraemic pneumonia due to CA-MRSA at the National University Hospital in Singapore and provide further epidemiological descriptors of this potentially-deadly disease. The first patient was an 83-year-old woman while the second was a 71-year-old man, none of whom had risk factors for hospital-acquired MRSA colonisation. Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of severe community-acquired pneumonia caused by this organism. Adequate empirical antimicrobial coverage for this important pathogen should be considered.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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