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Risk Factors for Hospital and Community Acquired Methicillin or Oxacillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA, ORSA)

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Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

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Methicillin-resistant (preferrably called oxacillin-resistant) Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, ORSA) is widespread around the world, posing ever increasing problems for control and treatment. Two distinct forms are present, differing in epidemiology and genetic content. The hospital-acquired form has been associated with a number of healthcare-related risk factors, while the community-acquired form may spread in persons without any of these risk factors.

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