Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skull base osteomyelitis with occipital condylar cerebrospinal fluid leak in an immunocompetent patient

The Laryngoscope, 04/16/2012

The authors report an unusual case of a previously healthy and immunocompetent adult who developed meningitis, central skull base osteomyelitis, and occipital condylar cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea from Community acquired methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA–MRSA)sphenoid sinusitis requiring endoscopic surgical repair. This case clearly demonstrates the expanding spectrum of severe infections caused by CA–MRSA, which requires prompt diagnosis, a high level of suspicion, and appropriate medical and/or surgical management.

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