Postoperative Infection Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci in the Oral and Maxillofacial Region: A Case Report

  • Lee, Hye-Jung (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chosun University) ;
  • You, Jae-Seak (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Chosun University)
  • Received : 2020.02.17
  • Accepted : 2020.03.16
  • Published : 2020.03.30


Osteomyelitis of the jaw infected with Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci (CNS) is rarely reported in the Oral and Maxillofacial Region. Staphylococcus is a part of the normal body flora, but it may be cause severe infections and CNS are often described as the important pathogens in nosocomial infections. Although many studies on prevalence and antibiotics of Staphylococcus aureus have been done, but many of these studies focus only on Methicillin-resistant S. aureus and not on methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococci (MRCNS). There was a less study about CNS or MRCNS infections in the Oral and Maxillofacial Region. This report describes a case of a 41-year-old male patient who developed osteomyelitis caused by MRCNS on condyle after open reduction and internal fixation and suggests guideline for the prevention of postoperative infection and appropriate recommendation for treatment and control.


Supported by : Chosun University


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