Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of hospital-acquired infections.

@article{Skov2009CommunityassociatedMS,
  title={Community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of hospital-acquired infections.},
  author={Robert L Skov and Klaus Skovbo Jensen},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={364-70}
}
The worldwide emergence of community-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) during the last decade represents a significant change in the biology of MRSA strains and is changing the epidemiology of MRSA infections. CA-MRSA infections are caused by strains belonging to lineages distinct from HA-MRSA. In the community, CA-MRSA strains typically cause skin and soft tissue infections in children and younger adults. However, CA-MRSA strains increasingly cause healthcare… CONTINUE READING

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