Methicillin Resistant Saph Aureus (MRSA)

Sites

  • Skin infection
  • Abscess
  • Bacteremia, w/seeding of abnormal or artificial valves, joints or devices

Etiology

  • Gram positive cocci

Risk Factors

  • Break/compromise of skin often portal of entry
  • Can be hospital or community acquired
  • Healthcare assoc pneumonia

Symptoms

  • F
  • C
  • Pain
  • Redness over infected area

Physical Exam Findings

  • Cellulitis
  • Skin abscess
  • Pain and redness over infected area, systemic illness

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