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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Nov;68(3):304-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.08.001.

Molecular analysis of 2 cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cholecystitis and a review of the literature.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48236, USA.


We present 2 cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acalculous cholecystitis and review the literature. We performed pulsed field gel electrophoresis, typing of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec element, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin testing on the isolates. One each was closely related to USA100 and USA300, indicating that both healthcare- and community-associated strains may cause MRSA cholecystitis.

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