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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(11), 368-370
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-11-5
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MRSA: An Emerging Cause of Prostate Abscess

Zeeshan Khakwani1, and Asad Ullah1

1Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, USA

Pub. Date: December 21, 2016

Cite this paper:
Zeeshan Khakwani and Asad Ullah. MRSA: An Emerging Cause of Prostate Abscess. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(11):368-370. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-11-5


Gram negative bacteria are the most common cause of acute prostatitis and prostate abscess. Increased empiric use of antibiotics and immunocompromised states, predispose patients to develop invasive prostate infections due to uncommon organisms like Community acquired methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). Prostatitis and prostate abscess, classically, result in significant constitutional symptoms including dysuria, fevers and irritative urinary symptoms along with pelvic pain. We present a rare case of acute prostatitis secondary to MRSA, with minimal constitutional symptoms, complicated with formation of prostate abscess and sepsis requiring surgical intervention.

MRSA prostate abscess acute prostatitis LUTS

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