Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, coagulase positive

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

  • Purulent skin and soft tissue infection

  • Musculoskeletal infection

  • Infective endocarditis

  • Infection of prosthetic devices

  • Pneumonia