Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus as a cause of neonatal suppurative parotitis: A report of two cases and review of the literature

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  • Suppurative parotitis is an uncommon entity identified in newborns. While Staphylococcus aureus has been frequently identified as the causative pathogen among the few patients diagnosed with neonatal suppurative parotitis (NSP), there has only been one prior case described in the literature that was due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Because of its virulence, MRSA presents new and substantial challenges for the surgeon; we describe two cases of NSP caused by MRSA and the subsequent surgical intervention necessitated for cure. We also include a review of all cases of NSP described in the English-language literature.
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    Author List

  • Donovan ST; Rohman GT; Selph JP; Rajan R; Stocks RM; Thompson JW
  • Start Page

  • 269
  • End Page

  • 271
  • Volume

  • 92
  • Issue

  • 6