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dc.contributor.authorAmir, N H
dc.contributor.authorRossney, A S
dc.contributor.authorVeale, J
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, M
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, F
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, H
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
html.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.


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