Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, coagulase positive


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

Associated syndromes

  • Purulent skin and soft tissue infection

  • Musculoskeletal infection

  • Infective endocarditis

  • Infection of prosthetic devices

  • Pneumonia