Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography and MRI findings in a case of severe neonatal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus meningitis

Monika Olischar, Rod W. Hunt, Andrew J. Daley, Vanessa Clifford, David G. Tingay

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Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can cause serious infection among hospitalised patients. The emergence of community acquired strains of MRSA (CA-MRSA) increases the potential exposure of newborns. The high incidence of reported meningitis in neonates in large CA-MRSA outbreaks suggests increased virulence in the neonatal population. The authors describe a case of severe meningitis due to MRSA in a previously healthy neonate and include findings from amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) and MRI.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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