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Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus hepatic abscess treated with tigecycline
  1. Nitish Khanna (niti12{at}
  1. Western Infirmary, United Kingdom
    1. Teresa Inkster (teresaink{at}
    1. Western Infirmary, United Kingdom


      Pyogenic liver abscesses are uncommon in clinical practice and are usually polymicrobial in nature, with members of the Enterobacteriaecae family often implicated. Herein, we describe the use of tigecycline to treat a liver abscess caused by meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that was refractory to therapy with standard antimicrobials.

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