What are the cutaneous manifestations of staphylococcus aureus infection in HIV disease?

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Patients with HIV have been found to have increased rates of cutaneous colonization by Staphylococcus aureus, and in patients with advanced disease, sepsis and deep tissue infection can be common. Methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) soft-tissue infection is an increasing problem. [38]


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