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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 1460283, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1460283
Case Report

Septic Pulmonary Emboli and Renal Abscess Caused by Staphylococcus aureus in an HIV-Infected Patient

1Infectious Diseases Service, Hospital Universitario “Dr. José E. González” and Medical School, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Madero y Gonzalitos S/N, 64460 Monterrey, NL, Mexico
2Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario “Dr. José E. González” and Medical School, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Madero y Gonzalitos S/N, 64460 Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Correspondence should be addressed to Adrián Camacho-Ortiz; moc.oohay@dm_ohcamaca

Received 15 November 2017; Revised 18 December 2017; Accepted 19 December 2017; Published 24 January 2018

Academic Editor: Paola Di Carlo

Copyright © 2018 Isaí Medina-Piñón 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

Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of bacteremia in the general population and can lead to serious metastatic infection particularly in immunocompromised persons. However, prompt diagnosis and management can result in favorable outcomes. In the following case report, the clinical course of an HIV-infected man is presented; he developed bloodstream infection (BSI) and associated complications: septic pulmonary embolism, right renal abscess, and ipsilateral renal vein thrombosis. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was identified as the cause of sepsis and successfully treated with surgery and antimicrobials. Intravenous vancomycin was the primary therapy, followed by oral linezolid after resolution of bacteremia.