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Community associated MRSA: an alert to paediatricians
  1. D Jeyaratnam1,
  2. C Reid1,
  3. A Kearns2,
  4. J Klein1
  1. 1Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Health Protection Agency, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr D Jeyaratnam
    Department of Infection, St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; dakshika.jeyaratnam{at}


Community associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is an emerging pathogen typically associated with skin and soft tissue infection, with occasional reports of fatality in previously healthy children and young adults. We report a case of invasive CA-MRSA and highlight the potential impact of such infections on empirical treatment of staphylococcal infections.

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  • Competing interests: none declared

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