Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-Associated Infections following Septorhinoplasty

Waleed M. Abuzeid, Michael G. Brandt, Jeffrey S. Moyer, Shan R. Baker

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Abstract

Septorhinoplasty is associated with postoperative infection in less than 2% of cases, even without the use of prophylactic antibiotics. However, there is a concern that increasingly prevalent, highly virulent pathogens such as MRSA may predispose to postoperative infections. Over the past several decades, MRSA has emerged as the most important cause of antibiotic-resistant nosocomial infection. MRSA-associated infections related to nasal surgery are underreported in the literature. We present a case of MRSA-associated infection following a routine septorhinoplasty in a health care worker. We discuss the incidence of this complication and contributing risk factors. The classification of MRSA-associated infections into genotypically distinct hospital-acquired and community-acquired subtypes is reviewed, and the associated differences in epidemiology, clinical presentation, and antibiotic susceptibility are discussed. A comprehensive strategy incorporating diagnostic workup, preventative management based upon preoperative risk stratification, and treatment of MRSA-associated soft tissue infections is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-357
Number of pages4
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Nasal Surgical Procedures
Soft Tissue Infections
Cross Infection
Epidemiology
Delivery of Health Care
Incidence

Keywords

  • complications
  • infection
  • MRSA
  • rhinoplasty
  • septorhinoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-Associated Infections following Septorhinoplasty. / Abuzeid, Waleed M.; Brandt, Michael G.; Moyer, Jeffrey S.; Baker, Shan R.

In: Facial Plastic Surgery, Vol. 28, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 354-357.

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Abuzeid, Waleed M. ; Brandt, Michael G. ; Moyer, Jeffrey S. ; Baker, Shan R. / Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-Associated Infections following Septorhinoplasty. In: Facial Plastic Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 354-357.
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