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Infant with MRSA necrotizing fasciitis

Authors Rajan M, Patel P, Cash L, Parish A, Darby S, Yu J, Bhatia J

Received 27 November 2013

Accepted for publication 20 January 2014

Published 2 May 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 87—89

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRN.S58358

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Review by Single-blind

Peer reviewer comments 4


Maria Panglao Rajan,1 Pinkal Patel,1 Lori Cash,1 Anjali Parish,2 Scott Darby,1 Jack Yu,3 Jatinder Bhatia1

1Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA; 2Medical Center of Central Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA; 3Department of Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA

Abstract: This is an unusual case of necrotizing fasciitis caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in this premature infant, which highlights severity, rapid progression of this disease and shows outcome if intervention is initiated at an early stage. This case also highlights one of the possible serious complications of percutaneous inserted central catheter (PICC) line, which can be life threatening.

Keywords: necrotizing fasciitis, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, PICC, premature infant

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