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Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus hepatic abscess treated with tigecycline
  1. N Khanna,
  2. T Inkster
  1. Department of Microbiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
  1. Dr Nitish Khanna, Department of Microbiology, Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NT, UK; niti12{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Pyogenic liver abscesses are uncommon in clinical practice and are usually polymicrobial in nature, with members of the Enterobacteriacae family often implicated. This report describes the use of tigecycline to treat a liver abscess caused by meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which was refractory to therapy with standard antimicrobials.

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