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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206-208

Community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus multiloculated empyema unmasking diabetes mellitus in a middle-aged female: A rare case report

Department of Chest Medicine, SKIMS, Medical College and Hospital, Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Aadil Beigh
Department of Chest Medicine, SKIMS, Medical College and Hospital, Bemina, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.152584

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After the introduction of methicillin, Staphylococcus has evolved into a major cause of infection. We report a case of previously healthy middle-aged women with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) multiloculated empyema, which unmasked diabetes in her. There was no parenchyma involvement on chest X-ray as well as computed tomography scan, but only pleural cavity was involved, secondary to the bacteremia caused by skin lesion. CA-MRSA multiloculated empyema is rare, and it should be included in the differential diagnosis of the multiloculated empyema, as it can be lifesaving.

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