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CAMRSACommunity Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
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Clindamycin was the only exception as the resistance rate in MSSA strains were in some cases higher than that of CAMRSA strains.
3 Some studies have reported the spread of CAMRSA SCCmec type IV strains in hospital settings in Europe United States and Switzerland.
se comparo la virulencia de las cepas de CA-MRSA PVL+ con las CAMRSA PVL- y se encontro que las cepas PVL-eran tan virulentas como las cepas PVL+.
Although CAMRSA accounted for less than 5% of all S.
Over the 8 years, children with CAMRSA skin and soft tissue infections were more likely to be admitted to the hospital than were those with CA-MSSA isolates (58% vs.
With the discovery of these genotypic differences we now have a good understanding of how CAMRSA strains arose independently and abruptly in the community.
Further, CAMRSA carriage predisposes to skin and soft tissue infections (1).
In parts of the United States, CAMRSA infections currently exceed those caused by their methicillin-susceptible counterparts.
Most CAMRSA strains have SCCmec type IV, and there are also some with type V (7).
The results of the blood cultures came back and had grown a single organism: a strain of CAMRSA completely resistant to clindamycin.
The potential complications of CAMRSA infection, including pneumonia, sepsis, and endocarditis, can be avoided or minimized with early diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment.