A young man with bilateral Hydro-Pneumothorax and Empyema following Community Acquired Pneumonia due to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Zaffar Iqbal


Staphylococcus Aureus is though, uncommon but important cause of
community acquired Pneumonia because it carries high mortality.
Staphylococcus Aureus is provided with many virulent factors and has the
ability to change genetic structure to become resistance to antibiotics.
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) used to be the common cause of nosocomial pneumonia. But now it is an important cause of community acquired pneumonia in healthy young patients carrying high mortality. We report here a case of severe pneumonia caused by MRSA in a young patient complicated by bilateral hydro pneumothoraxes and empyema needing intercostal drainage and decortication.


Chest Disease; Bacteria; MRSA

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