Multifocal pelvic abscesses and osteomyelitis from community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a 17-year-old basketball player

Takeshi Okubo, Shizuka Yabe, Taketo Otsuka, Yoko Takizawa, Tomomi Takano, Soshi Dohmae, Wataru Higuchi, Hiroki Tsukada, Fumitake Gejyo, Makoto Uchiyama, Tatsuo Yamamoto
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2008, 60 (3): 313-8
A 17-year-old female basketball player suffered from cutaneous abscesses, which complicated into a systemic progression to osteomyelitis and simultaneous iliopsoas and piriformis abscesses, adjacent to the sacroiliac joint. The causative agent was community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with multilocus sequence type 30, spa19, and SCCmecIVc. The clinical importance of this genotype is discussed.

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