Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, Coagulase positive

Epidemiology

Staph aureus is a ubiquitous organism that colonizes the skin/nares and can cause invasive disease.

Associated syndromes

Highly virulent organism; infection manifests as pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection, MSK infection, endocarditis, abscess, pneumonia, infection of prosthetic devices and others

Additional Information

Add droplet if patient has a cough