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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 543762, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/543762
Case Report

A Rare Presentation of Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

1Department of Internal Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA
2Tripler Army Medical Center, 1 Jarrett White Road, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA

Received 17 October 2013; Accepted 19 November 2013

Academic Editors: D. L. Palazzi and S. Talhari

Copyright © 2013 J. Docekal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Prostatic abscess is a rarely described condition and is commonly caused by gram-negative organisms such as enterobacteria. However, as the prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) increases in the community, unusual infections due to this organism have been recently published. In this report, we describe a patient with diabetes mellitus type 2, who presents with diabetic ketoacidosis—later found to be due to a prostatic abscess from which MRSA was cultured.