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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 430657, 2 pages
Case Report

Case Report of a Prostatic Abscess with a Review of the Literature

Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Received 2 July 2012; Revised 4 August 2012; Accepted 9 August 2012

Academic Editor: Ahmet Tefekli

Copyright © 2012 Michael T. Flannery and Deborah Humphrey. 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.


A middle age male with type 2 diabetes mellitus presented with urinary symptoms. Blood and urine cultures were consistent with Methicillin Resistant Staphylcoccal Aureus (MRSA). A computed tomography demonstrated mutiple prostatic microabscessess. No other hematogenous source was identified. Transurethral prostatic drainage and intravenous Vancomycin followed by oral doxcycline led to clinical success for this likely Community acquired case of MRSA (CA-MRSA). We discuss our case report and discuss the current literature on the trends, causation, diagnosis and treatment of MRSA induced prostatic abscess.