Infections: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Dr. Sandra Fowler, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist, discusses the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, describing the mechanism by which the community-acquired strain may have flourished in recent years. She explains symptomology and treatment of this strain, noting the low fatality rate as compared to the hospital-associated strain of MRSA. Dr. Fowler also offers precautionary measures against development of MRSA, pointing to the importance of good hand hygiene.
Source: MUSC Dermatology Podcast - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: podcasts