Pediatric Prostatic Abscess Caused by Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Apr;36(4):426-427. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001458.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess*
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus*
  • Prostate* / diagnostic imaging
  • Prostate* / pathology
  • Prostatic Diseases*
  • Staphylococcal Infections*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents