Some of the virulence determinants of Staphylococcus aureus. TSST: toxic shock syndrome toxin.
Necrotising pneumonia on a) a chest radiograph and b) a computed tomography (CT) scan obtained on day 3. The CT scan shows multiple bilateral nodular and cavity lesions. Reproduced from 51 with permission from the publisher.
Typical differences between HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA
HA-MRSA: hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; CA-MRSA: community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. PVL: Panton–Valentine leukocidin. Reproduced from 17 with permission from the publisher.
Summary of when to suspect CA-MRSA in community-acquired pneumonia
CA-MRSA: community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Reproduced from 17 with permission from the publisher.
Risk groups with increased rates of CA-MRSA colonisation
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