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

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