What is MRSA?

  title={What is MRSA?},
  author={A Pantosti and Mario Venditti},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={34 5},
For decades methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been considered the prototype of multi-resistant nosocomial pathogens, causing infections in high-risk patients. Changes in the healthcare system, coupled with the evolution of this versatile microorganism, have transformed MRSA into a cause of community-onset infections, in both patients who have contact with the healthcare system and patients without such a risk factor. New lineages of MRSA, defined as community acquired (CA… CONTINUE READING

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