Spread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127144
Title:
Spread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention.
Authors:
Amir, N H; Rossney, A S; Veale, J; O'Connor, M; Fitzpatrick, F; Humphreys, H
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Beaumont Hospital, PO Box 1297, Beaumont Road, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Citation:
Spread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention. 2010, 59 (Pt 4):489-92 J. Med. Microbiol.
Journal:
Journal of medical microbiology
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127144
DOI:
10.1099/jmm.0.015925-0
PubMed ID:
20056775
Additional Links:
http://jmm.sgmjournals.org/cgi/reprint/59/4/489
Abstract:
Outbreaks or clusters of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) within families have been reported. We describe a family cluster of CA-MRSA skin and soft-tissue infection where CA-MRSA was suspected because of recurrent infections which failed to respond to flucloxacillin. While the prevalence of CA-MRSA is low worldwide, CA-MRSA should be considered in certain circumstances depending on clinical presentation and risk assessment. Surveillance cultures of family contacts of patients with MRSA should be considered to help establish the prevalence of CA-MRSA and to inform the optimal choice of empiric antibiotic treatment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Child, Preschool; Community-Acquired Infections; Female; Humans; Male; Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Skin Diseases, Bacterial; Soft Tissue Infections; Staphylococcal Infections
ISSN:
1473-5644

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAmir, N Hen
dc.contributor.authorRossney, A Sen
dc.contributor.authorVeale, Jen
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Men
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Fen
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, Hen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T11:21:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-05T11:21:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.citationSpread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention. 2010, 59 (Pt 4):489-92 J. Med. Microbiol.en
dc.identifier.issn1473-5644-
dc.identifier.pmid20056775-
dc.identifier.doi10.1099/jmm.0.015925-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127144-
dc.description.abstractOutbreaks or clusters of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) within families have been reported. We describe a family cluster of CA-MRSA skin and soft-tissue infection where CA-MRSA was suspected because of recurrent infections which failed to respond to flucloxacillin. While the prevalence of CA-MRSA is low worldwide, CA-MRSA should be considered in certain circumstances depending on clinical presentation and risk assessment. Surveillance cultures of family contacts of patients with MRSA should be considered to help establish the prevalence of CA-MRSA and to inform the optimal choice of empiric antibiotic treatment.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jmm.sgmjournals.org/cgi/reprint/59/4/489-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCommunity-Acquired Infections-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMethicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus-
dc.subject.meshSkin Diseases, Bacterial-
dc.subject.meshSoft Tissue Infections-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections-
dc.titleSpread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Microbiology, Beaumont Hospital, PO Box 1297, Beaumont Road, Dublin 8, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of medical microbiologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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