Infection with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus: Case report

MULIMBA JAO. "Infection with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus: Case report.". 2008.


Infection in surgery causes delay in wound healing, increased suffering to the patient and increases cost of treatment. In developed countries, because of very good facilities, infection has been cut down to 0.5-5%. The biggest problem has been infection with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The biggest brunt has been borne in arthroplasty units, sometimes assuming epidemic proportions. Arthroplasty in Africa is still in its nascent stage but is rapidly increasing. Infection with MRSA is not yet widely reported, but one knows it is on the way. In this communication, a case is reported of MRSA infection in a fracture of femur with metallic implants and its management. Literature on the subject has been surveyed and will hopefully serve as a preparation for management of such cases whenever they arise in the more expensive treatment cases of arthroplasty.

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