Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Feb 15;40(4):562-73. Epub 2005 Jan 24.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an evolutionary, epidemiologic, and therapeutic odyssey.

Author information

1
Division of Infectious Disease and Geographic Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. polishmd@stanford.edu

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, first identified just over 4 decades ago, has undergone rapid evolutionary changes and epidemiologic expansion. It has spread beyond the confines of health care facilities, emerging anew in the community, where it is rapidly becoming a dominant pathogen. This has led to an important change in the choice of antibiotics in the management of community-acquired infections and has also led to the development of novel antimicrobials.

PMID:
15712079
DOI:
10.1086/427701
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems
Loading ...
Support Center