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Chronic genital ulcer disease with subsequent development of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) urethritis and bacteraemia in an HIV-seropositive person – a case observation

Christine Katusiime, Andrew Kambugu
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 13, No 1 | a158 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v13i1.158 | © 2012 Christine Katusiime, Andrew Kambugu | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 December 2012 | Published: 13 March 2012

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Christine Katusiime, Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, Uganda
Andrew Kambugu, Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, Uganda


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Abstract

HIV-seropositive persons are at increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Genital ulcerative disease and sexually transmitted infection with subsequent MRSA infection in HIV-seropositive persons have been documented only once. We report a case of a 44-year-old man who presented to the Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda, with chronic genital ulcer disease and who subsequently developed MRSA urethritis and bacteraemia. This case also demonstrates that persistent genital ulcer disease in HIV-seropositive persons may be as a result of concurrent MRSA infection.

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