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Staphylococcus aureus cholecystitis: a report of three cases with review of the literature.
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PMID:  14580109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infection of the hepatobiliary system is most commonly due to enteric bacteria. We report three unusual cases of acute cholecystitis in which Staphylococcus aureus was the primary pathogen. Infection of the gallbladder with this organism has been rarely described and may be associated with gallstones and obstructive disease as well as acalculous cholecystitis in the setting of staphylococcal bacteremia and endocarditis. Two of our patients had multiple chronic medical conditions and were infected with oxacillin-resistant S. aureus (ORSA) suggesting nosocomial acquisition. Including our cases with a review of the literature, three of nine reports of S. aureus cholecystitis were associated with infectious endocarditis. Thus, the finding of S. aureus cholecystitis with bacteremia is rare and should prompt an investigation for a possible endovascular focus of infection.
Shehzad S Merchant; Ann R Falsey
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Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Yale journal of biology and medicine     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0044-0086     ISO Abbreviation:  Yale J Biol Med     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Dec
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Created Date:  2003-10-28     Completed Date:  2004-03-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417414     Medline TA:  Yale J Biol Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York 14621, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cholecystitis / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  physiopathology*
Gallbladder / microbiology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Staphylococcus aureus / metabolism*

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): Yale J Biol Med
Journal ID (pmc): yjbm
ISSN: 0044-0086
ISSN: 1551-4056
Publisher: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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Print publication date: Season: Sep?Dec Year: 2002
Volume: 75 Issue: 5-6
First Page: 285 Last Page: 291
ID: 2588812
PubMed Id: 14580109

Staphylococcus aureus cholecystitis: a report of three cases with review of the literature.
Shehzad S. Merchant
Ann R. Falsey
Department of Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York 14621, USA.

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