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|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) panniculitis in a patient undergoing stem cell mobilisation
haematology (incl blood transfusion)
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
|Ng, APY, Chee, YL, Wong, SJ, Jen, WY (2021-02-09). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) panniculitis in a patient undergoing stem cell mobilisation. BMJ Case Reports 14 (2) : e236382-e236382. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2020-236382
|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can cause a wide range of skin infections, however MRSA panniculitis without bacteremia is a rare manifestation. Here, we report a woman in her 20s with relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing stem cell mobilisation who presented with bilateral subcutaneous nodules over her shins. Ultrasound scan of one nodule showed non-specific inflammatory changes. Punch biopsy of a nodule showed lobular panniculitis with Gram-positive cocci. Blood cultures were negative but a culture from the biopsy grew MRSA. She was started on doxycycline with improvement in her symptoms. This case serves as a reminder to consider infections as a cause of panniculitis in immunocompromised patients.
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