Clinical outcomes of open heart surgery in patients with atopic dermatitis
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 04/18/2012
Fukunaga N et al. – No mediastinitis occurred in patients undergoing thoracotomy. Mediastinitis may occur due to direct exposure of the bone marrow to methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus in patients with atopic dermatitis whose skin is colonized with such bacteria. Thoracotomy may be a better surgical approach in patients with atopic dermatitis who require thoracic surgery.