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