Journal article

[Cluster outbreak of MRSA in the community; recognition and approach].

CFH Stijn Raven, Peter van Wijngaarden, Gonny Moen, MML Miranda van Rijen

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Community-acquired infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) mainly affects healthy young people, without health-care related risk factors for MRSA. Patients often present with skin and soft-tissue infections. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 18-year-old woman presented at the casualty department with recurrent purulent skin infections. She proved to be MRSA-positive. Within 6 months, 2 people around her also developed an MRSA infection. Culture showed CA-MRSA, with an identical strain (spa type: t008). Additional screening within her immediate circle identified 4 carriers, 2 of whom had corresponding skin infections. CONCLUSION: Cluster outbreaks of CA-MRSA requir..

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