An unusual pathogen in a case of community acquired pneumonia

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Isha Agarwal
Adwitiya Dutta
Uddalak Das
Pulak Kumar Jana

Abstract

Staphylococcus epidermidis, so far thought of primarily as a harmless commensal bacteria on human skin, is now recognized
as a significant opportunistic pathogen. It generally causes nosocomial infections at a rate that is comparable to that of its relative, the more virulent Staphylococcus aureus. Even though S. epidermidis infections seldom result in life-threatening illnesses, the frequency and difficulty of treating them place a significant strain on the public health system. Our case
describes the case of a healthy adolescent with no known risk factors who developed S.epidermidis pneumonia and was subsequently managed with antibiotics to full recovery 

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Agarwal I, Dutta A, Das U, Jana PK. An unusual pathogen in a case of community acquired pneumonia. RJUMS [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 5 [cited 2024 May 25];1(1):36-9. Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/CR1
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Author Biographies

Isha Agarwal, NRS Medical College and Hospital

MBBS student (Batch 2018-2023)

Adwitiya Dutta, NRS Medical College and Hospital

 Junior resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine

Uddalak Das, North Bengal Medical College

Senior resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis

Pulak Kumar Jana, NRS Medical College and Hospital

Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine

How to Cite

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Agarwal I, Dutta A, Das U, Jana PK. An unusual pathogen in a case of community acquired pneumonia. RJUMS [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 5 [cited 2024 May 25];1(1):36-9. Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/CR1

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