Necrotizing fasciitis caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Los Angeles.

  title={Necrotizing fasciitis caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Los Angeles.},
  author={Loren G Miller and Françoise Perdreau-Remington and Gunter K. Rieg and Sheherbano Mehdi and Josh Perlroth and Arnold S. Bayer and Angela W Tang and Tieu O Phung and Brad J. Spellberg},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={352 14},
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening infection requiring urgent surgical and medical therapy. Staphylococcus aureus has been a very uncommon cause of necrotizing fasciitis, but we have recently noted an alarming number of these infections caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). METHODS We reviewed the records of 843 patients whose wound cultures grew MRSA at our center from January 15, 2003, to April 15, 2004. Among this cohort, 14 were… CONTINUE READING
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