Research Article

An experimental model for Staphylococcus aureus hepatic abscess in Bama minipig

Published: February 21, 2014
Genet. Mol. Res. 13 (3) : 7113-7122 DOI: 10.4238/2014.February.21.12

Abstract

Pyogenic hepatic abscess (PHA) is a rare but potentially serious disease. Investigations of new therapeutic methods urgently need experimental support in corresponding animal models. However, to date, few studies have evaluated PHA in the minipig. The linear regression equation of the Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 strain was established. PHA was successfully mocked, and S. aureus ATCC 29213 was the only pathogenic bacterium identified. The abscess formation stage was observed on the 21st day of the operation. This study will provide a baseline for further studies evaluating new treatment methods for PHA.

Pyogenic hepatic abscess (PHA) is a rare but potentially serious disease. Investigations of new therapeutic methods urgently need experimental support in corresponding animal models. However, to date, few studies have evaluated PHA in the minipig. The linear regression equation of the Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 strain was established. PHA was successfully mocked, and S. aureus ATCC 29213 was the only pathogenic bacterium identified. The abscess formation stage was observed on the 21st day of the operation. This study will provide a baseline for further studies evaluating new treatment methods for PHA.