European ST80 community-associated methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus orbital cellulitis in a neonate

BMC Ophthalmology, 04/11/2012

A 28–day–old Caucasian boy was referred to the authors' hospital with diagnosis of right orbital cellulitis. His symptoms included right eye proptosis, periocular oedema and redness. Pus cultures grew Methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus and molecular analysis revealed the ST80 isolate. Antimicrobial treatment with ceftriaxone, daptomycin and rifampin successfully controlled the infection within 42 days.

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