Successful treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and cholecystitis

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  • Although Staphylococcus aureus can cause a variety of infections, involvement of the biliary tract is rare. We present a middle-aged Caucasian woman who presented with methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia. Subsequent investigation revealed a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis with MRSA-positive specimen cultures. The patient showed clinical improvement after vancomycin therapy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This case adds to the growing list of infections that can be attributed to MRSA. Copyright 2012 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.
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  • Nepal SK; Giri S; Panday K