Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Coagulase-positive, gram-positive cocci in clusters.
Can be broadly divided into health-care associated (HA) and community-associated (CA).
HA-MRSA is associated with many hospital-associated infections ranging from minor/severe skin and soft tissue infections to bloodstream infections and severe pneumonia. It also causes many device-associated infections and prosthetic infections.
CA-MRSA is associated with skin and soft tissue infections (e.g. abscesses) and necrotizing cases of pneumonia. However, it can also cause many severe infections as with HA-MRSA.
Similar to S. aureus.
Pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection
Infection of prosthetic devices
Infectious Disease consultation highly recommended for optimal patient outcomes.