Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Meningitis Associated with Spondylodiscitis and Psoas Abscess in an Immunocompetent Patient
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 109-112
Received: Nov. 21, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 26, 2014; Published: Nov. 28, 2014
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Hicham Bakkali, Department of Emergency, Military Training Hospital Med V, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Med V, Rabat, Morocco
Rafai Mustapha, Department of Emergency, Military Training Hospital Med V, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Med V, Rabat, Morocco
Belkouch Ahmed, Department of Emergency, Military Training Hospital Med V, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Med V, Rabat, Morocco
Tahir Nebhani, Department of Emergency, Military Training Hospital Med V, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Med V, Rabat, Morocco
Naoufal Chouaib, Department of Emergency, Military Training Hospital Med V, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Med V, Rabat, Morocco
Saad Zidouh, Department of Emergency, Military Training Hospital Med V, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Med V, Rabat, Morocco
Lahcen Belyamani, Department of Emergency, Military Training Hospital Med V, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Med V, Rabat, Morocco
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Abstract
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) meningitis are rare. They are mostly considered as a nosocomial complication of a neurosurgical procedure or a contiguous infection. In this paper we discuss the case of an immunocompetent patient with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus meningitis associated with bacteremia, spondylodiscitis of the lumbar spine and psoas abscess. The patient successfully followed an antibiotic therapy associating Levofloxacin, Rifampin and Vancomycin. This case highlights the importance of early diagnosis and proper treatment.
Keywords
Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, Meningitis, Spondylodiscitis, Levofloxacin, Rifampicin, Vancomycin
To cite this article
Hicham Bakkali, Rafai Mustapha, Belkouch Ahmed, Tahir Nebhani, Naoufal Chouaib, Saad Zidouh, Lahcen Belyamani, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Meningitis Associated with Spondylodiscitis and Psoas Abscess in an Immunocompetent Patient, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 109-112. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20140206.14
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