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Pneumonia, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
            • Definitions

              • MRSA emerged in 1960, within short time of introduction of methicillin
              • Important cause of severe nosocomial & community-acquired necrotizing pneumonia & septic emboli

            IMAGING

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    • Microscopic Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              Selected References

                              1. Morikawa K et al: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus pneumonia: comparison of clinical and thin-section CT findings. Br J Radiol. Epub ahead of print, 2011
                              2. Dean N: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-acquired and health care-associated pneumonia: incidence, diagnosis, and treatment options. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 38(1):7-15, 2010
                              3. Nguyen ET et al: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia: radiographic and computed tomography findings. J Thorac Imaging. 23(1):13-9, 2008
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Pathology

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Abbreviations

                                          • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
                                        • Definitions

                                          • MRSA emerged in 1960, within short time of introduction of methicillin
                                          • Important cause of severe nosocomial & community-acquired necrotizing pneumonia & septic emboli

                                        IMAGING

                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                          • CT Findings

                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                              PATHOLOGY

                                              • General Features

                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Demographics

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Morikawa K et al: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus pneumonia: comparison of clinical and thin-section CT findings. Br J Radiol. Epub ahead of print, 2011
                                                          2. Dean N: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-acquired and health care-associated pneumonia: incidence, diagnosis, and treatment options. Hosp Pract (Minneap). 38(1):7-15, 2010
                                                          3. Nguyen ET et al: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia: radiographic and computed tomography findings. J Thorac Imaging. 23(1):13-9, 2008