Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 23, issue 1, P35-52 2009 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.10.002 View full text
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Loren G. Miller, Sheldon L. Kaplan

Abstract: Staphylococcus aureus is a common human pathogen. S aureus infections most commonly clinically manifest as skin infections. There has been much interest in S aureus infections in the community over the past decade because of the rise of community-associated methicillin-resistant S aureus (CA-MRSA) infections, which have emerged globally over a relatively short period of time. In contrast to health care-associated methicillin resistant S aureus (HA-MRSA), circulating strains of CA-MRSA have characteristic patho…

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