staphylococcal pneumonia


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staphylococcal pneumonia

[‚staf·ə·lō′käk·əl nu̇′mō·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A severe form of pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
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Before then, Harley's death had been put down to staphylococcal pneumonia and no action was taken.
aureus sepsis 14 (95% CI 13-16) cases per 100,000, and staphylococcal pneumonia 5 (95% CI 4-6) cases per 100,000.
Treatment with intravenous linezolid and clindamycin was immediately started because the severity of the patient's condition and the isolation of Gram-positive cocci in the sputum supported the clinical suspicion of community-acquired staphylococcal pneumonia.
Lastly, neutropenic patients are at high risk of developing fungal and staphylococcal pneumonia in addition to pneumonias caused by the common pathogenic organisms alluded to above.
A 25-year-old male with history of intravenous drug abuse was referred to us for failure of clinical and bacteriological improvement despite 10 days of aggressive treatment for community acquired staphylococcal pneumonia.
He later died at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool from staphylococcal pneumonia, an antibiotic-resistant form of MRSA.
He then contracted an aggressive form of MRS A, staphylococcal pneumonia, which was resistant to antibiotics, which killed him more than a month later.
This was a 4-year-old boy who was comatose at presentation, with bilateral hip sepsis and a severe staphylococcal pneumonia.
The presence of preceding staphylococcal skin disease among persons with staphylococcal pneumonia has been described previously during an influenza pandemic (10).
Staphylococcal pneumonia proved fatal to more than a quarter of patients who contracted the infection, normally after entering hospital suffering from influenza.
All of the patients appeared to have had influenza prior to their bacterial pneumonia, and it is well known that staphylococcal pneumonia is generally a super-infection following influenza, Dr.
For example, the mortality rate has been reported to be much higher in staphylococcal pneumonia and gram-negative bacillary pneumonias.

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