Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community‐acquired pyoderma

  title={Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community‐acquired pyoderma},
  author={Nagaraju Umashankar and Gopalkrishna K Bhat and Maria Kuruvila and S. Pai Ganesh and Jayalakshmi and Prthvishree Ravindra},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
Background  Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important nosocomial pathogen. It can also cause community‐acquired infections. Indian reports about MRSA in community‐acquired infections are rare. 

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pyomyositis with myelitis: A rare occurrence with diverse presentation.

The present case report brings out the diverse clinical manifestations of MRSA infection in the form of paraspinal pyomyositis, myleitis, spinal osteomyelitis, and pneumonia.

Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) —An Emerging Pathogen: Are We Aware??

The epidemiological, molecular and microbiological differences between community associated and hospital acquired MRSA, necessitate different strategies to prevent, control and treat these two types of infection.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an update for the dermatologist

The epidemiology, pathogenesis and management of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is covered, which means the dermatologist needs to have an understanding of the management of the condition to prevent lethal manifestations and further spread to the community.

Bacterial pyoderma in children and therapeutic options including management of community‐acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Primary pyoderma are frequently observed in outpatient clinics and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CAMRSA) infections are increasing as a clinical problem world-wide with skin and soft tissue infections being the most common manifestations.


Possession of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type IV (SCCmec IV) encoding for mecA gene, susceptibility to non β-lactam antibiotics and a pvl gene encoding Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) primarily distinguish CAMRSA from healthcare-associated MRSA.

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Community‐acquired methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections: a review of epidemiology, clinical features, management, and prevention

Direct skin‐to‐skin contact, damage to the skin surface, sharing of personal items, and a humid environment are potential mechanisms for the acquisition and transmission of cutaneous CAMRSA infection.

Community‐acquired methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus: different populations, different results

It is believed that CA-MRSA in selected paediatric populations in outpatient settings does not have a bleak outcome requiring surgical intervention and a high rate of resistance to antimicrobials even in CA methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) isolates is observed.



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Possible ways to decrease the incidence of nosocomial S. aureus infections include instituting more effective infection control, decreasing nasal colonization, developing vaccines, and developing new or improved antimicrobials.

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An outbreak of post operative wound sepsis by MRSA in the surgical ward of LN hospital is reported and the source of this outbreak was traced to an outdoor patient with community acquired MRSA infection.

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Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and PFGE subtyping support the finding that MRSA is circulating beyond nosocomial settings in this and possibly other rural US communities.

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It is necessary to agree on definitions and design-appropriate surveillance strategies, so that prevention and control activities to contain these emerged or emerging problems can be best informed.

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