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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a topic covered in the Guide to Diagnostic Tests.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

MRSA infections are divided into two categories by source: (1) healthcare-associated (HA-MRSA) secondary to hospitalization, surgery, long-term care, dialysis, invasive device, etc; and (2) community-associated (CA-MRSA).

Methicillin resistance is associated with the acquisition of the mecA gene, which encodes the mutant penicillin-binding protein, PBP 2a.

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Citation

McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619362/all/Methicillin_resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus__MRSA_.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619362/all/Methicillin_resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus__MRSA_. Accessed April 21, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619362/all/Methicillin_resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus__MRSA_
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/GDT/619362/all/Methicillin_resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus__MRSA_.
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