Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

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

  • Pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection

  • MSK infection

  • Endocarditis

  • Abscess

  • Pneumonia

  • Infection of prosthetic devices

  • Others

Additional Information

Add droplet precautions if patient has a cough