Two cases of dacryocystitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Noriko Kitamura 1 , Koki Aoki 2 , Akira Ohshima 3 , Hiroaki Ishiko 3 , Eiichi Uchio 4 , Shigeaki Ohno 4 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Yokohama City Kowan Hosp 2Aoki Eye Clinic 3Mitsubishi-Yuka Bio-Clinical Laboratories Inc 4Dept of Ophthalmol, Yokohama City Univ Sch of Med pp.761-764
Published Date 1998/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905851
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We observed dacryocystitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus in a 63-year-old male and 82-year-old female. Bacterial culture showed resistance to numerous antibiotics including methicillin in both cases. Culture of nasal mucosa in both cases showed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which was sensitive to mupirosin. Vancomycin was also effective for the first case. Dacryocystectomy was performed on the second case. While both cases showed favorable clinical course, the cultured nasal mucosa showed persistent presence of MRSA. These cases illustrate that repeated bacterial examination of discharge and nasal mucosa is indicated for patients with recurrent dacryocystitis.

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