METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS: ETIOLOGY, AT-RISK POPULATIONS AND TREATMENT


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Hosgor-Limoncu M. , ERMERTCAN Ş., TAŞLI H. , ERAÇ B., YURTMAN A. N.

METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA): ETIOLOGY, AT-RISK POPULATIONS AND TREATMENT, pp.329-364, 2010 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1128/aac.01902-17
  • Title of Journal : METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA): ETIOLOGY, AT-RISK POPULATIONS AND TREATMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.329-364

Abstract

After beta-lactamase resistant antibiotics, including methicillin, nafcillin and cephalosporins had been introduced to the clinical use; the first methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates were described in 1961. Since then, MRSA clones have become a problem in health-care institutions throughout the world. Community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) isolates have also threatened human health for the last two decades. In multicentral surveillance studies, MRSA prevalence was determined as 1-2 % in North European countries but it may reach up to 80 % in some Far East countries.