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MRSA Diarrhea Identification & Diagnosis

Purpose:

To identify a patient with diarrhea caused by an enterotoxin producing methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complications

ICD-10:

B95.6, U80, U81, U88, U89

Description:

Boyce and Havill identified antibiotic-associated diarrhea caused by enterotoxin-produced methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The MRSA can overgrow the colon when other bacteria have been eliminated by antibiotics. The authors are from Hospital of Saint Raphael and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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