Severe necrotizing fasciitis in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Randall J. Olsen, Kevin M. Burns, Liang Chen, Barry N. Kreiswirth, James M. Musser

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Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a rarely reported cause of necrotizing fasciitis. We report an unusually severe case of MRSA necrotizing fasciitis in a previously undiagnosed AIDS patient. Molecular analysis revealed that the strain had the USA300/spa1 genotype, now an abundant cause of community-acquired MRSA infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1144-1147
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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