Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Coagulase-positive, gram-positive cocci in clusters.

S. aureus is a ubiquitous organism that colonizes the skin/nares and can cause invasive disease.

  • Pyogenic skin and soft tissue infection

  • MSK infection

  • Endocarditis

  • Abscess

  • Pneumonia

  • Infection of prosthetic devices

  • Others

Add droplet precautions if patient has a cough.

Infectious Disease consultation highly recommended for optimal patient outcomes.

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