Necrotizing Fasciitis of Hand By Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – A Sinister.

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Necrotizing Fasciitis of Hand By Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - A Sinister.

J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 Jun;9(6):DD01-2

Authors: Chauhan H, Patil S, Hajare A, Krishnaprasad K, Bhargava A

Abstract
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an aggressive and life-threatening infection of skin and soft tissue characterized by widespread fascial necrosis, leads to gross morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Although MRSA has become a common isolate associated with skin and soft tissue infections globally over the past few years, monomicrobial MRSA NF has been reported only in a few studies. Our case represents the development of NF followed by trivial trauma salvaged with daptomycin and amputation of the affected limb. Prompt diagnosis and surgical management with empiric MRSA cover in areas where community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) is endemic for suspected cases of necrotizing fasciitis can prevent the dreaded consequences.

PMID: 26266121 [PubMed]