Portal Vein Thrombosis as a Complication of Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureas Infection in an Infant
J Kathwate ,
B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, IN
Incharge, Pediatric Liver Clinic and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai.
Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Hepatology, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai., IN
Pylephlebitis usually occurs as a result of an abdominal infection draining into the portal venous system.This infection is usually polymicrobial.Emergence of vancomycin resistant strains of Staphylococcal aureus (VRSA) has led to a dreadful scenario where the options available for treating serious infections due to these organisms are very limited. Here we report a unique case of infant who suffered from VRSA mandibular osteomyelitis and developed portal vein thrombosis (PVT) with hepaticabscess which responded well to antibiotics and anticoagulation therapy.
How to Cite:
Kathwate, J. and Shah, I., 2015. Portal Vein Thrombosis as a Complication of Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureas Infection in an Infant. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 5(1), pp.28–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v5i1.7616
09 Apr 2015.