Case Report


, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 590-592

Complicated Community-Acquired Soft Tissue Infection by MRSA from Porcine Origin

  • Ph. DeclercqAffiliated withDept. of Microbiology, St. Jozefskliniek Email author 
  • , D. PetréAffiliated withDept. of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Jozefskliniek
  • , B. GordtsAffiliated withDept. of Microbiology, AZ St. Jan
  • , A. VossAffiliated withDept. of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a rare cause of community acquired soft tissue infection in Europe. We report a case of severe soft tissue infection caused by a MRSA strain originating from a pig bite.