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Chirurgia 2012 December;25(6):473-4

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Long-term complications after neonatal cardiac surgery. A case of recurrent mediastinitis due to methicillin resistant pathogen

Di Coste A. 1, Scalera M. A. 2, Cassano V. 1, Troise D. 1, Cassano F. 1, Codazzi D. 1, Annecchino F. P. 1

1 Cardiochirurgia Pediatrica e Neonatale, Giovanni XXIII H, Bari, Italia; 2 Anestesia e UTIN, Giovanni XXIII H, Bari, Italia


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According to the “open treatment” of wound infections and antibiotic therapy principles, we report a short case report and an MNR image, of recidivant mediastinitis plus mild ostheomielitis due to a Staph. aureus methicillin resistant (MRSA) after major neonatal cardiac surgery operation. MRSA is an independent risk factor for mortality after cardiac surgery.

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