Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has historically been a pathogen endemic within healthcare settings, usually affecting the elderly and chronically ill. This strain...
Skin and soft tissue infections:
Contact precautions for all providers if MRSA is suspected
IV access and fluid resuscitation if sepsis is suspected
Patients with signs/symptoms of bacteremia, progressive infection, or systemic illness should be admitted:
Fever, chills, lymphangitic streaking
Patients with unde...
CA-MRSA is the most common cause of skin and soft tissue infections seen in the ED.
CA-MRSA is a rare but serious cause of rapidly progressive pneumonia and sepsis.
Frazee BW, Lynn J, Charlebois ED, et al. High prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in emergency department skin and soft tissue infections. Ann Emerg Med. ...
A41.02 Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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