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Spread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention.
Amir, N H; Rossney, A S; Veale, J; O'Connor, Michael; Fitzpatrick, Fidelma; Humphreys, Hilary
<p>This article is available from <a href="http://jmm.sgmjournals.org/content/59/4/489.long">http://jmm.sgmjournals.org/content/59/4/489.long</a></p> <p>Outbreaks or clusters of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) within families have been reported. We describe a family cluster of CA-MRSA skin and soft-tissue infection where CA-MRSA was suspected because of recurrent infections which failed to respond to flucloxacillin. While the prevalence of CA-MRSA is low worldwide, CA-MRSA should be considered in certain circumstances depending on clinical presentation and risk assessment. Surveillance cultures of family contacts of patients with MRSA should be considered to help establish the prevalence of CA-MRSA and to inform the optimal choice of empiric antibiotic treatment.</p>
Keyword(s): Adult; Child; Preschool; Community-Acquired Infections; Female; Humans; Male; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Skin Diseases; Bacterial; Soft Tissue Infections; Staphylococcal Infections; Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Amir NH, Rossney AS, Veale J, O'Connor M, Fitzpatrick F, Humphreys H. Spread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2010;59(4):489-492.
Publisher(s): Microbiology Society
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://epubs.rcsi.ie/clinmicart/9/
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