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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Prostatic Abscess in a Liver Transplant Recipient.


ABSTRACT: Prostatic abscesses are usually related to gram-negative bacilli. However, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as a substantial cause of prostatic abscesses in recent years. Herein, we report the case of a 31-year-old man with a history of orthotopic liver transplantation 10 years ago who presented with acute onset dysuria and abdominal pain and was diagnosed with a MRSA prostatic abscess. To our knowledge, this is the first case describing a prostatic abscess in a liver transplant recipient and the first reporting MRSA as the causative organism of a prostatic abscess in a solid organ transplant recipient.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4217349 | BioStudies | 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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