Infeção por staphylococcus aureus meticilina-resistente da comunidade em Portugal

Translated title of the contribution: Community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection in Portugal

Raquel Nazareth, João Gonçalves-Pereira, Ana Tavares, Maria Miragaia, Herminia de Lencastre, Joana Silvestre, Pedro Melo Freitas, Elsa Gonçalves, Filomena Martins, Vítor Mendes, Camila Tapadinhas, Pedro Póvoa

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has recently emerged as a cause of community-acquired infections among individuals without risk factors. Communityassociated MRSA (CA-MRSA) appears to be more virulent, causing superficial mild skin and soft tissue infections to severe necrotizing fasciitis, and in rare cases, pneumonia. Community-associated MRSA was first reported in Australia in the early 80s, after almost two decades in the USA, and then in several countries in Europe, Asia and South America. No data exists in Portugal. We report the first case of CA-MRSA infection in Portugal, in a young adult with severe necrotizing pneumonia, complicated with bilateral empyema and respiratory failure.

Translated title of the contributionCommunity-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection in Portugal
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Communityassociated
  • Empyema
  • MRSA
  • Necrotizing pneumonia
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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