Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the case for a genotypic definition.

@article{Otter2012CommunityassociatedMS,
  title={Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the case for a genotypic definition.},
  author={Jonathan A. Otter and G. L. French},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={143-8}
}
BACKGROUND New distinct strains of community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) have emerged as a cause of infection in previously healthy individuals in community settings. It is important to identify CA-MRSA for clinical management, epidemiological analysis, infection prevention and control, and regulatory reporting, but definitions and nomenclature of these strains are confused. AIM To review attempts to define CA-MRSA and propose a new definition. METHODS… CONTINUE READING