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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2016, XXII/4: 221-225 Maximize

Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2016, XXII/4: 221-225

Title: Community-acquired pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus MSSA after atypical bacterial infection – a case report 

Authors: Przybyłowska K, Płusa T, Winnicka I. 

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04-04-2016

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Community-acquired pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus MSSA after atypical bacterial infection – a case report


Przybyłowska K, Płusa T, Winnicka I.

EMC Medical Institute SA – Department of Internal Medicine and Lung Disease, Hospital st. Anna in Piaseczno, Poland

Int Rev Allergol Clin Immunol Family Med, 2016; Vol. 22, No. 4, 221

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is still the leading cause of hospitalization and death in the modern world. The main pathogen responsible for an infection is Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus detected is considerably less. It also shows the increasing importance of infections caused by atypical bacteria – Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila. In the report a patient of CAP caused by Staphylococcus aureus, after a prior history of infection with Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae was presented. It points to the possibility of linking the two infections. Clinical and radiological symptoms showed severe inflammation but laboratory tests had only a discrete change. Applied levofloxacin proved to be fully effective and the patient’s condition has normalized.

Key words: community acquired pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Chalmydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae