Sunday, February 18, 2007

Community associated methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus---it’s not the old MRSA exported to the community

Community associated methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), as I blogged before, is a newly emerging pathogen, distinct form the formerly more familiar hospital associated MRSA. It now increasingly arises from within health care facilities and thus should no longer be defined by the setting in which it is acquired. Its distinguishing characteristics include unique drug sensitivity and virulence patterns.

A review in Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine discusses CA-MRSA infection with an emphasis on pneumonia, which can occasionally manifest as a severe necrotizing infection in younger patients.

1 comment:

Trisha Springstead RN said...

We are working with and are filing a doctorial thesis and an SIBP, with this wonderful man at the NIH. We have till April 5th to File. We are proving that these wierd diseases are Persisting under so many differential diagnoses that is is ridiculous. We have over 500 people underground now and are getting better without DRUGS.
Trisha Springstead RN
Kathleen Harding ARNP soon to be Dr
of Nursing Practice at the NIH