, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 590–592

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

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s15010-007-7029-4

Cite this article as:
Declercq, P., Petré, D., Gordts, B. et al. Infection (2008) 36: 590. doi:10.1007/s15010-007-7029-4


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of MicrobiologySt. JozefskliniekIzegemBelgium
  2. 2.Dept. of Orthopedic SurgerySt. JozefskliniekIzegemBelgium
  3. 3.Dept. of MicrobiologyAZ St. JanBruggeBelgium
  4. 4.Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesCanisius-Wilhelmina HospitalNijmegenThe Netherlands