Pathogens
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Precautions

Contact Precautions

General Information

Gram positive cocci in clusters, coagulase positive

MRSA risk factors include:

  • Known colonization, prior MRSA infection
  • Injection drug use
  • Homelessness

Similar to S. aureus

  • Pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection
  • MSK infection
  • Endocarditis
  • Abscess
  • Pneumonia
  • Infection of prosthetic devices