Weird Skin Stuff

July 2009

Clinical

Osteomyelitis

A case report

Volume 38, No.7, July 2009 Pages 521-523

Sudheer Ahamed Puthiyaveetil

Background

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection has classically been associated with institutional health care settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.

Objective/s

This article presents a case of community acquired MRSA infection resulting in severe osteomyelitis of the humerus, followed by a brief discussion and literature review.

Discussion

Over the past few years, more community acquired cases of MRSA have occurred. Methicillin resistant S. aureus usually infects skin and soft tissue. Occasionally, a life threatening infection occurs involving the blood, lungs, heart and bone.

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Correspondence afp@racgp.org.au

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