MRSA pneumonia

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Abstract

Infections due to multi-drug resistant (MDR) organisms are a burgeoning problem in the treatment of increasingly complex medical patients. In particular, respiratory infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are especially challenging. Whether acquired from the community or nosocomially, these highly adaptable bacteria possess distinctive genes for antibiotic resistance and toxins that present significant obstacles to effective care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMRSA
PublisherCRC Press
Pages89-109
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781420045505
ISBN (Print)9781420045499
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Lam, A. P., & Wunderink, R. G. (2007). MRSA pneumonia. In MRSA (pp. 89-109). CRC Press.