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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(11), 383-386
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-11-10
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Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Complicated by Psoas Abscess

David Bellin1 and Eric Chun-Pu Chu1,

1New York Medical Group, Hong Kong, China

Pub. Date: November 03, 2015

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David Bellin and Eric Chun-Pu Chu. Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Complicated by Psoas Abscess. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(11):383-386. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-11-10


Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a versatile pathogen capable of producing several types of toxins often associated with food poisoning and life-threatening infections. We herein describe the case of a 69-year-old non-diabetic woman presented with diarrhea, buttock pain and fever, which was finally identified as an iliopsoas abscess. Blood and pus cultures were positive for methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Following a full course of antibiotics and abscess drainage, our patient recovered uneventfully. Complications of S. aureus bacteremia are often difficult to identify. Clinical picture of psoas abscess is nonspecific and the common role of S. aureus playing for septic manifestations is complicated. Raised awareness, early diagnosis, and appropriate treatment are crucial to avoid debilitating complications and mortality associated with S. aureus infection.

bacteremia food poisoning metastatic infection psoas abscess Staphylococcus aureus

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