Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Lip Infection Mimicking Angioedema.

@article{Lucerna2015MethicillinresistantSA,
  title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Lip Infection Mimicking Angioedema.},
  author={Alan Lucerna and J. Alberto Espinosa and Anne M Darlington},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={8-11}
}
BACKGROUND It is rare for angioedema to be misidentified by the experienced clinician or for it to mimic another disease process. As an Emergency Physician, it is important to recognize and treat angioedema immediately. Of equal importance is the recognition and initiation of treatment of facial cellulitis. A case report follows that illustrates methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) lip infection mimicking angioedema. CASE REPORT Here, we describe a case of a 21-year-old man who… CONTINUE READING