Antibiotic-associated diarrhea due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2009 Apr 18;63(4):388-9. Epub 2009 Feb 18.

Fargo Veterans Administration Medical Center, Fargo, ND 58102, USA.

Staphylococcus aureus has been implicated as a cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea; however, reports rarely originate from the United States. We report 5 cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Eighty percent of the stool specimens were greenish. Heavy growth of MRSA from greenish stool culture may warrant oral vancomycin therapy.

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