Community-acquired MRSA: a practitioner's guide

Nicolle, Lindsay
July 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/18/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 2, p145
Academic Journal
The article addresses issues relevant to the identification, prevention and management of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections for Canadian practitioners. The presence of the Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene characterizes the epidemic strains of CA-MRSA. The patients who are considered at high risk for CA-MRSA are enumerated. The local epidemiology of CA-MRSA strains can be defined by culture results. Tips for managing CA-MRSA infections are given.


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