Tag: Necrotizing Pneumonia

Necrotizing Staphylococcal Pneumonia – The Tale of PVL

Staphylococcus aureus is an organism that is quite common in many diseases, including skin and soft tissue infections, bacteremias, and pneumonia. It causes fairly severe infection due to its significant number of toxins and virulence factors. I have mentioned the superantigen that causes toxic shock syndrome however another toxin that is useful to know about

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MRSA Pneumonia Coverage – The Shorr Score

Empiric therapy for patients with pneumonia is not as clear cut as one would think. Guidelines tend to differ in terms of when to start empiric MRSA coverage, with some guidelines recommending initial therapy that covers MRSA in those who are admitted to the ICU (1), while other guidelines suggest to start MRSA therapy if

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