J Pediatr Infect Dis 2009; 04(04): 417-420
DOI: 10.3233/JPI-2009-0187
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Septic pulmonary emboli secondary to disseminated, community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

Bülent Karapınar
a  Department of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Ege Univesity, Izmir, Turkiye
,
Dilek Yılmaz Çiftdogan
b  Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye
,
Nuri Bayram
b  Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye
,
Semih Aydogdu
c  Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye
,
Fadıl Vardar
b  Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye
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10 December 2008

19 January 2009

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

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.