Case Study Pathogenic Bacteriology 2009. Case # 33 Julie Yang. Note: Embedded in your PowerPoint, you must address all questions in the case! . Case Summary.
Case # 33
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The patient is a 44-year old male, with a medical history significant for hypertension, non-insulin dependent diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and a history of heavy smoking (2 packs a day). He came to the hospital suffering a myocardial infarction. It was discovered that upon a caridac catheterization the patient had a 3-vessel coronary artery disease. The hospital decided to do a triple coronary artery bypass graft-surgery. 2 days after the surgery the patient had developed septic shock with acute renal and respitory failure. The patient was intubated. His symptoms are a fever of 39.3°C, low blood gas, and an above average white blood cell count. Upon investigation there was a development of a pleural effusion in the lower left lobe of the lung. A chest tube was put in to drain the effusion. After 3 days, pus also began to develop around the sternal wound.
According to the CBA plate, gram staining, and the antibiotic testing, It is estimated that this pathogen is Staphylococcus Aureus and it is possibly MRSA