Septic pulmonary emboli secondary to disseminated, community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
10 December 2008
19 January 2009
28 July 2015 (online)
Community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have recently emerged as a major cause of serious infections with rarely observed serious complication, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and septic pulmonary embolism (SPE), among children. SPE, DVT and bone or joint infections are a triad which is rarely seen in children. This clinical syndrome is a life-threatening disorder, which requires prompt diagnosis and aggressive treatment. We report a 14-year-old boy who was diagnosed with SPE, DVT and disseminated, community-acquired, methicillin-resistant S. aureus.