Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of community-acquired pneumonia

Curt Stankovic, Prashant V. Mahajan, Basim I. Asmar

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Abstract

New pathogens have emerged that now complicate the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has emerged as a potential cause of CAP, particularly complicated CAP. In this literature review, the incidence, invasiveness, and antimicrobial management of CA-MRSA is discussed. Based on existing data and the rising incidence of CA-MRSA, we recommend a change in antibiotic selection for complicated CAP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

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