Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus mediastinitis

Tatjana P. Calvano, David M. Ferraro, Vidhya Prakash, Katrin Mende, Duane R. Hospenthal

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Community-associated methicillin (meticillin)-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) continues to emerge as a cause of serious infections, chiefly of the skin and soft tissues. We present the first documented case of CA-MRSA mediastinitis in an adult. Blood and mediastinal isolates were characterized as CA-MRSA by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and susceptibility testing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3367-3369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


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