Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus liver abscess in a patient with end-stage renal disease
Chih-Yu Chi, Benjamin Ing-Tiau Kuo, Chang-Phone Fung, Cheng-Yi Liu
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Received: July 4, 2003 Revised: August 12, 2003 Accepted: August 22, 2003
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are an emerging problem. Although most liver abscesses are caused by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, S. aureus can occasionally be isolated as the pathogenic organism. Liver abscess caused by MRSA is rarely reported. Here, we report a case of liver abscess due to MRSA in a 34-year-old man with end-stage renal disease and a 13-year history of hemodialysis treatment.
End-stage renal disease, liver abscess, methicillin resistance, Staphylococcus aureus
J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2004;37:124-127.