WASHINGTON – Children with bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a common antibiotic-resistant bacteria, are less likely to die than adults with this condition and have different risk factors for treatment failure, a new study led by a Children’s National Health System clinician indicates. However, the multi-center study shows that young patients have . Reports of thrombosis consequent to MRSA osteomyelitis in children have predominated. 1-5 Here, we present 2 cases of adults with MRSA infections complicated by left transverse, sagittal cerebral venous thromboses with septic emboli to the lungs and bilateral iliac vein thrombosis, respectively.
MRSA can set up infections in the patient’s throat, joints and sinuses and can lead to pneumonia. Other patients have inflammation of their veins that lead to blood clots. Complications linked to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus also include urinary tract infections and toxic shock syndrome. Bone infections tend to be common in children because their growing bones require a greater blood supply. While MRSA bloodstream infections in adults are generally healthcare-associated, 78% of the children's were community-onset, meaning they occurred in the home or in another non-healthcare setting, such as a school or daycare center.
Apr 05, 2012 · Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study. These clots often start in the legs but can also affect the heart, lung or brain, researchers say. Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate.Author: Steven Reinberg. Jun 15, 2019 · Factors and conditions that can cause troublesome blood clots, as well as serious conditions that are associated with blood clots, include: Antiphospholipid syndrome. Arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis. Certain medications, such as oral contraceptives and hormone therapy drugs. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT).