Intramuscular Injection Abscess Due to VRSA: A New Health Care Challenge

Sambandam, Senthil and Rohinikumar, Ganeshkumar Jayasree and Gul, Arif and Mounasamy, Varatharaj (2016) Intramuscular Injection Abscess Due to VRSA: A New Health Care Challenge. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 4 (3). pp. 277-281.

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 Abscess formation following intramuscular injections is rare and they are most commonly seen in immunocompromised individuals. In this case series we present a cohort of three patients presented to us in a critically ill condition with an abscess due to intramuscular injection. Vancomycin resistant staphylococcus aureus was isolated from all three patients. These patients posed a major challenge to the healthcare system and the treating physician because of the: severity of illness, virulence and resistance of the organism, rarity of the situation, immune state of the patient, and lack of supporting evidence to properly guide management in the use of health resources. To the best of our knowledge, there is no report available in the English literature on vancomycin resistant staphylococcus aureus associated with intramuscular injection abscess.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 14:38

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