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Volume 37, Number 2, April 2004

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   

 

Corresponding author:

Dr. Benjamin Ing-Tiau Kuo, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Shih-Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan 11217, ROC. E-mail: cychyi@vghtpe.gov.tw This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 



 

Methods:

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.



 

Key words:

End-stage renal disease, liver abscess, methicillin resistance, Staphylococcus aureus



 



 

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2004;37:124-127.