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Pediatric Prostatic Abscess Caused by Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

Foster, Catherine E. MD; Hulten, Kristina G. PhD; Janzen, Nicolette K. MD; Kaplan, Sheldon L. MD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: April 2017 - Volume 36 - Issue 4 - p 426–427
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001458
Brief Reports

Prostatic abscesses are infrequently encountered in adults and are exceedingly rare in the pediatric population. We present the case of an 11-year-old boy with a methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus prostatic abscess and bacteremia.

From the *Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, and Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine and the Urology Division, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Accepted for publication September 11, 2016.

Sheldon L. Kaplan, MD has an investigator initiated grant from Pfizer. The remaining authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: Catherine Foster, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Texas Children’s Hospital, Feigin Center Suite 1120, 1102 Bates Ave, 77030 Houston, TX. E-mail:

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