Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: A Review

Michael J. Rybak, PharmD; Kerry L. LaPlante, PharmD


Pharmacotherapy. 2005;25(1):74-85. 

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Evidence suggests that CA-MRSA—the newest staphylococcal threat—will be increasingly prevalent in the near future. Moreover, although most strains are now susceptible to many non-β-lactam antibiotics, this may change due to exposure to multiple antimicrobials in various settings. Epidemiologic studies are needed to specify the patient populations likely to harbor this pathogen. Alternative treatment options to β-lactams must be assessed under investigational trial conditions before specific treatment guidelines can be recommended.


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