Thoracic epidural abscess due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

S. Raghavendra Rao, Shubha Seshadri, N. Karthik Rao, Navin Patil, A. Avinash, Sushil Kiran Kunder, Talha Ahmed

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Abstract

A spinal epidural abscess threatens the spinal cord or cauda equina by compression and also by vascular compromise. If left untreated, an expanding suppurative infection in the spinal epidural space can impinge on the spinal cord, producing sensory symptoms and signs, motor dysfunction, and ultimately paralysis, followed by death. Hence, early intervention undoubtedly improves the outcome. The authors report a case of a 27-year-old female patient, who presented with paraplegia, and was found to have thoracic epidural abscess due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-3
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2016

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Epidural Abscess
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Spinal Cord
Thorax
Cauda Equina
Epidural Space
Paraplegia
Paralysis
Signs and Symptoms
Blood Vessels
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Raghavendra Rao, S. ; Seshadri, Shubha ; Karthik Rao, N. ; Patil, Navin ; Avinash, A. ; Kunder, Sushil Kiran ; Ahmed, Talha. / Thoracic epidural abscess due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. In: Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 2-3.
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Thoracic epidural abscess due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. / Raghavendra Rao, S.; Seshadri, Shubha; Karthik Rao, N.; Patil, Navin; Avinash, A.; Kunder, Sushil Kiran; Ahmed, Talha.

In: Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.03.2016, p. 2-3.

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