Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 27, issue 1, P177-188 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.11.006 View full text
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Richard G. Wunderink

Abstract: The emergence of methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus has raised issues regarding the importance of methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and its optimal treatment. Community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) is an important cause of CAP because of the high mortality if not suspected early, and its occurrence in young patients with long life expectancy. Certain clinical features can increase the probability of CA-MRSA as a cause of CAP. The consistent trend toward …

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