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methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: see staphylococcusstaphylococcus
, any of the pathogenic bacteria, parasitic to humans, that belong to the genus Staphylococcus. The spherical bacterial cells (cocci) typically occur in irregular clusters [Gr. staphyle=bunch of grapes].
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We read with interest the two recent articles by the Ohio University group (JEH, Jan/Feb 2010) in which they reported 19 of 20 sites from rural high school wrestling and athletic training facilities yielded 22%-89% methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-positive samples based solely on the color of colonies off the BBL[TM] CHROMagar[TM] plates (Montgomery, Ryan, Krause, & Starkey, 2010; Stanforth, Krause, Starkey & Ryan, 2010).
Comparison of protein A gene sequencing with pulsedfield gel electrophoresis and epidemiologic data for molecular typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol 2000;38: 1347-51.
Community associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among healthy newborns--Chicago and Los Angeles County, 2004.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus typing methods: which should be the international standard?
The FDA granted ceftobiprole fast-track designation for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus species and for a second indication in the treatment of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia, including ventilator-associated pneumonia due to suspected or proven methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole plus topical antibiotics as therapy for acute otitis media with otorrhea caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children.
Laboratory evaluation of phenotypic detection methods of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Biomedical journal, 2014; 37 (6).
Prevalence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers of Shri Satya Sai medical college and hospital-A tertiary care centre.
A 10-year review of ocular methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections: epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment.
Epidemics of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the United States: a meta-analysis.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was first reported in United Kingdom in 19611.