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MRSA: Deadly Super Bug or Just Another Staph?

This review of MRSA concludes that Community-associated MRSA is not a deadly super bug. Although community-associated MRSA appears to be more efficient at causing infection in healthy individuals than methicillin-susceptible S aureus, particularly among groups with frequent skin-to-skin contact, most infections are uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections. Patients with community-associated MRSA infections have a good prognosis and many antibiotic treatment options Continued surveillance for invasive community-associated MRSA will help determine whether the low rate of more serious community-associated MRSA infections is increasing. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2008;51(3).

Author: Talan DA, MD

Published: 01/01/2008

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Annals of Emergency Medicine