Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: current perspectives.

  title={Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: current perspectives.},
  author={Marjolein F Q Kluytmans-Vandenbergh and Jan A. J. W. Kluytmans},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={12 Suppl 1},
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a worldwide problem, although its prevalence varies considerably among countries. The epidemiology of MRSA is now changing; infections are no longer confined to the hospital setting, but also appear in healthy community-dwelling individuals without established risk factors for the acquisition of MRSA. Reported prevalence rates of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) vary widely among studies-largely because of the different definitions… CONTINUE READING


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