Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia: Emergence of MRSA in the Community

Suzanne F. Bradley, MD

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Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2005;26(6):643-649. 

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Prevention of CA-MRSA Infection

There is no information on methods to prevent recurrent CA-MRSA in patients. Whether carriage of the organism persists long term is unknown in patients who were previously without traditional risk factors. Risk of spread to contacts of CA-MRSA is also unknown; spread to health care workers, prisoners, and family has occurred. Methods to permanently decolonize carriers of their MRSA have generally not been very effective.[2] Contact isolation procedures for HA-MRSA should be effective, but many institutions have eliminated policies for isolation of MRSA.

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