Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates from South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates from South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive bacterium frequently implicated in a variety of infectious processes ranging from relatively benign skin infections to life-threatening systemic illnesses. The organism possesses several properties that contribute to its ability to cause serious disease, including the production of toxins. Since S. aureus is a significant cause of nosocomial and community-acquired infections, […]

Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in an Injecting Drug User: Outbreak Or Slow Epidemic? (Scientific Article) (Report)

Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in an Injecting Drug User: Outbreak Or Slow Epidemic? (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a common etiology for infective endocarditis (IE) in both injectable drug users (IDUs) and non-injectable drug users. It may also occur as a healthcare associated infection (i.e., hemodialysis or line-associated). Worldwide regional variation has recently been described (1). Historically, MRSA has been specifically associated with IDU and IE in Detroit, […]