Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Precautions

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General Information

Pathogen information

Gram-positive cocci in clusters, coagulase positive.

Epidemiology

MRSA risk factors include:

  • Known colonization

  • Health care exposure

  • Antimicrobial use

  • Incarceration

  • IDU

  • Homelessness

Associated syndromes

  • Pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection

  • MSK infection

  • Endocarditis

  • Abscess

  • Pneumonia

  • Infection of prosthetic devices