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Pneumonia, Staphylococcus
Terrance Healey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
              • Synonyms

                • Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
              • Definitions

                • Lung infection caused by gram-positive organism Staphylococcus, usually S. aureus

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          • Reporting Tips

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Lobo LJ et al: Expanded clinical presentation of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. Chest. 138(1):130-6, 2010
                                            2. Hayden GE et al: Chest radiograph vs. computed tomography scan in the evaluation for pneumonia. J Emerg Med. 36(3):266-70, 2009
                                            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
                                            4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Severe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus community-acquired pneumonia associated with influenza--Louisiana and Georgia, December 2006-January 2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 56(14):325-9, 2007
                                            5. Hageman JC et al: Severe community-acquired pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus, 2003-04 influenza season. Emerg Infect Dis. 12(6):894-9, 2006
                                            6. Hodina M et al: Imaging of cavitary necrosis in complicated childhood pneumonia. Eur Radiol. 12(2):391-6, 2002
                                            7. Macfarlane J et al: Radiographic features of staphylococcal pneumonia in adults and children. Thorax. 51(5):539-40, 1996
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Abbreviations

                                                          • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
                                                        • Synonyms

                                                          • Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Lung infection caused by gram-positive organism Staphylococcus, usually S. aureus

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Lobo LJ et al: Expanded clinical presentation of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. Chest. 138(1):130-6, 2010
                                                                                      2. Hayden GE et al: Chest radiograph vs. computed tomography scan in the evaluation for pneumonia. J Emerg Med. 36(3):266-70, 2009
                                                                                      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
                                                                                      4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Severe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus community-acquired pneumonia associated with influenza--Louisiana and Georgia, December 2006-January 2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 56(14):325-9, 2007
                                                                                      5. Hageman JC et al: Severe community-acquired pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus, 2003-04 influenza season. Emerg Infect Dis. 12(6):894-9, 2006
                                                                                      6. Hodina M et al: Imaging of cavitary necrosis in complicated childhood pneumonia. Eur Radiol. 12(2):391-6, 2002
                                                                                      7. Macfarlane J et al: Radiographic features of staphylococcal pneumonia in adults and children. Thorax. 51(5):539-40, 1996