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CAMRSACommunity Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
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Our study showed no significant difference in CAMRSA colonization rates between rural, urban and slum children.
CAMRSA strains are epidemiologically and clonally unrelated to hospital-acquired strains (Palavecino, 2004).
that are caused by MRSA strains, the percentage of CAMRSA in relation to the total number of MRSA-caused infections has also been increasing in the U.
The clinical characteristics and the postulated mechanisms of cutaneous MRSA infection in the athletes were compared with those previously published in reports of CAMRSA skin infection outbreaks in other sports participants.
These results indicate that such places should be considered as possible reservoirs of CAMRSA by sanitarians or public health officials.
However, although CAMRSA isolates have undoubtedly spread within hospitals and are likely to continue to do so, without changes in the fitness of different strains, CA-MRSA strains are unlikely to displace HA-MRSA strains within the hospital.
The proportion of MRSA isolates from invasive infections that were CAMRSA (either USA300 or USA400) increased significantly from 1999-2005 to 2006 (p<0.
More recently, CAMRSA has become a global concern and is now a common cause of skin and soft tissue infections in the United States (2).
It has been suggested that CAMRSA might move to healthcare settings, blurring the line between HA- and CA-MRSA (2).
MRSA clones associated with the hospital associated-MRSA CCs 5, 8, 22, 30, and 45, the PVL-positive CAMRSA CCs 1, 8, 30, 80, and 89, as well as MRSA related to pigs (ST389-MRSA-IV/V) were observed in the EMR.
Pneumococcal vaccines targeting the serotypes most associated with empyema and antimicrobial agents against resistant bacteria such as CAMRSA should be key components in national and international influenza pandemic planning.