New insights into meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogenesis, treatment and resistance.

@article{Gould2012NewII,
  title={New insights into meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pathogenesis, treatment and resistance.},
  author={Ian Malcolm Gould and Michael Z. David and Silvano Esposito and Javier Garau and G{\'e}rard Lina and Teresita Mazzei and Georg Peters},
  journal={International journal of antimicrobial agents},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={96-104}
}
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains one of the principal multiply resistant bacterial pathogens causing serious healthcare-associated and community-onset infections. This paper reviews recent studies that have elucidated the virulence strategies employed by MRSA, key clinical trials of agents used to treat serious MRSA infections, and accumulating data regarding the implications of antibacterial resistance in MRSA for clinical success during therapy. Recent pre-clinical… CONTINUE READING