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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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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