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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31828f4ff8
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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. MD*†

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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.

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