Community Associated Methicillin—Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA—MRSA) —An Emerging Pathogen: Are We Aware??
Dr. Silpi Basak, M.D,Professor of Microbiology,Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (M) Wardha(India)Phone: (07152) 287765,Mobile:09421726385Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections all over the world. Once prevalent in health care setup Hospital acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) for more than 40 years, MRSA has migrated to the community in recent years. Community associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) has evolved as a novel emerging pathogen in patients who had no contact with the health care setup. The epidemiological, molecular and microbiological differences between community associated and hospital acquired MRSA, necessitate different strategies to prevent, control and treat these two types of infection.