Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
GELATTI, Luciane Cristina; BONAMIGO, Renan Rangel; BECKER, Ana Paula and D'AZEVEDO, Pedro Alves. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: emerging community dissemination. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.5, pp.501-506. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000500009.
Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for a broad variety of infectious diseases. The main concern is about methicillin-resistant isolates (MRSA), which are usually limited to hospitals. In recent years, community associated or acquired MRSA infections (CA-MRSA) have been frequently reported and emerged in the world. Some phenotypic and genotypic characteristics are distinct between hospital and community infection. Currently, there is reduced sensibility profile to different antimicrobials, reason why it is necessary to issue an alert to healthcare professionals, dermatologists in particular, about the importance of knowing the differences between the infections, preventing wrong and unsuccessful empirical therapy.
Keywords : Bacterial Infections; Methicillin; Staphylococcus aureus.