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|Title:||Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis after transurethral prostatic resection|
|Citation:||Vasoo, S., Chin, C.M., Tambyah, P.A. (2005). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis after transurethral prostatic resection. Urology 65 (3) : 592.e21-592.e23. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||We report the first case, to our knowledge, of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis complicating transurethral prostatic resection for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The patient had been catheterized preoperatively because of urinary retention and, postoperatively, developed pyrexia with persistent methicillin-resistant S. aureus-positive blood cultures. The cause remained elusive, despite extensive investigations (including echocardiography), until he developed embolic phenomena pathognomonic of infective endocarditis 1 month into treatment with intravenous vancomycin. © 2005 Elsevier Inc.|
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