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Resurgence of Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus in the Community-Associated, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Era: Four Novel Cases and Review

Bhasin, Aarti MBBS*; Tolan, Robert W. Jr MD*†

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: January 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 1–7
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31828f4ff8
Review Articles

Abstract: Staphylococcus aureus is the most common human pathogen. In hospital and community settings in which methicillin-resistant S. aureus skin and soft tissue infections are widely and increasingly prevalent, methicillin-sensitive S. aureus infections are resurging at an alarming rate. We present 4 extremely rare infections in 3 infants and a young child caused by methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, namely, pyomyositis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, urachal abscess, necrotizing soft tissue infection (necrotizing fasciitis) of the thigh, and spinal epidural abscess.

From the *Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ; and †Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Correspondence to: Robert W. Tolan Jr, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, MOB 3110, 254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. E-mail: RTolan@saintpetersuh.com.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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