Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

Susceptibilities

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram (+) cocci in clusters

  • Catalase (+)

  • Coagulase (+)

Epidemiology

Colonizes skin & nares in ~20% of population

Associated syndromes

  • SSTI

  • Osteomyelitis

  • Endocarditis

  • Myositis

  • Pneumonia

  • Prosthetic device infections