Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: epidemiology, microbiology and clinical impact in East Yorkshire, UK.

@article{Elston2009CommunityassociatedMS,
  title={Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: epidemiology, microbiology and clinical impact in East Yorkshire, UK.},
  author={James W.T. Elston and Jeremy Meigh and Angela M. Kearns and N Jordan-Owers and Anna Newton and Rolf E Meigh and Gavin Barlow},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={307-13}
}
The prevalence of community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is increasing worldwide. Whilst CA-MRSA has been reported in the UK, there is little information concerning its clinical impact. Here we report three epidemic lineages of CA-MRSA occurring in East Yorkshire and describe their epidemiology, microbiology and clinical impact. Although CA-MRSA was most often associated with uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections or asymptomatic colonisation, serious… CONTINUE READING