- MRSA is an important cause of infection in both healthy people in the community and in patients in healthcare institutions.
- It is important to distinguish MRSA colonisation from infection.
- Hospital-acquired MRSA infections and community-acquired MRSA infections exhibit important differences in antibiotic susceptibility.
- Community-acquired MRSA most commonly results in skin and soft-tissue infections. It is frequently misdiagnosed and insidious in nature, and may be sensitive to oral antibiotics.
- Hospital-acquired MRSA infections usually require treatment with intravenous antibiotics.
- Isolation of patients with MRSA, through contact precautions, may help to prevent spread of infection.
Son güncellenme: Eyl 07, 2012