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Pijning A.,Pediatrician Vlietland Hospital | De Kort S.,Pediatrician in Training Sophia Childrens Hospital | Hoeve H.,Otorhinolaryngologist Sophia Childrens Hospital
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra

In this article we report the case of a 3-month-old boy who presented to a local hospital with respiratory distress and stridor. Laryngomalacia with a superimposed viral infection was considered but as the patient's condition worsened, laryngoscopy and CT-scan led to the diagnosis of a prevertebral abscess. MRSA was cultured from the abscess. Drainage and antibiotic therapy led to full recovery of the patient. Our case-report supports other publications that state that MRSA is not a rare pathogen anymore and has to be considered as a causative organism in patients with abscesses, even in the absence of predisposing risk factors. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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