A case of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia with pulmonary cryptococcosis.

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A case of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia with pulmonary cryptococcosis.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2021 Jan 13;:

Authors: Wu JS, Peng MY, Kuo CY, Wu JD

Abstract
A 37-year-old healthy man was transferred to the emergency department of this hospital because of fever and hemoptysis. A radiograph of the chest revealed a cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe. Computed tomography of the chest showed necrotizing cavitary pneumonia. Urgent throacoscopic lobectomy was performed. Sputum and intraoperative pleural pus grew methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The pathological examination reportedly revealed cryptococcal infection. He had a full recovery after intravenous linezolid treatment.

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