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A Severe Pneumonia due to Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clone USA 300: Implications of Vertical Transmission




Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen in both community and healthcare associated pneumonia. We describe a case of severe pneumonia caused by the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clone USA 300 in a 44-year old post-partum woman and the subsequent vertical transmission of this virulent organism to her neonate.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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