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Journal of Case Reports
Community Acquired VRSA Pneumonia: Need for Alarm
Shalini Akunuri, Shraddha Pandey
Department of Pediatrics, Lotus Hospital for Women and Children, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. 
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Shalini Akunuri
Email: akunurishalini@gmail.com
Received: 09-DEC-2017 Accepted: 07-JUL-2018 Published Online: 05-AUG-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0050
Background: Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) is an important multi-drug resistant organism of public health importance. Most strains have been isolated in hospitalized patients. However, there are rare case reports from community as well. Case Report: We report a case of community acquired pneumonia with empyema due to vancomycin and teicoplanin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Conclusion: The present case is a community acquired infection and re-emphasizes the need for rationale antibiotic policy and appropriate infection control measures.
Keywords : Community-Acquired Infections, Empyema, Staphylococcus aureus, Teicoplanin, Vancomycin Resistance.
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