Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia Accompanied with Transverse Myelitis
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Gulhane Military Medical Academy Department of Pediatrics Ankara- Turkey
Gulhane Military Medical Academy Division of Pediatric Neurology Ankara- Turkey
Defne Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Hatay- Turkey
Publication date: 2012-07-10
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Gökhan Kalkan   

Cemal Gursel c. 68/5 Cebeci- Cankaya-06590 Ankara/ Turkiye
Eur J Gen Med 2012;9(3):203-204
Transverse myelitis (TM) is an acute inflammation of spinal cord characterized by demyelination. Infectious, inflammatory and autoimmune etiologies constitute the most common etiologies of TM. It is believed that pathlogical changes in infection related cases occur due to altered immune response rather than direct effect of the infection. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) a well known agent of hospital and sometimes community acquired pneumonia leads to increased morbidity and mortality. Here we describe a case of transverse myelitis as an unusual complication of MRSA pneumonia. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of transverse myelitis developed with MRSA pneumonia.
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