Thoracic epidural abscess due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

Rao, Raghavendra and Seshadri, Shubha and Rao, Karthik N and Patil, Navin and Avinash, A and Kunder, Sushil Kiran and Ahmed, Talha (2016) Thoracic epidural abscess due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 9 (2). pp. 2-3. ISSN 0974-2441

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Abstract

A spinal epidural abscess threatens the spinal cord or cauda equina by compression and also by vascular compromise. If left untreated, an expanding suppurative infection in the spinal epidural space can impinge on the spinal cord, producing sensory symptoms and signs, motor dysfunction, and ultimately paralysis, followed by death. Hence, early intervention undoubtedly improves the outcome. The authors report a case of a 27-year-old female patient, who presented with paraplegia, and was found to have thoracic epidural abscess due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spinal cord; cauda equina; infection; laminectomy; drainage.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 10:26
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 10:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145525

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