Staphylococcus aureus

Devlynne S. Ondusko, Dawn Nolt

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that can cause a variety of illnesses through suppurative or nonsuppurative (toxin-mediated) means. S aureus is a common cause of skin and skin structure infections as well as osteoarticular infections in the pediatric population. S aureus is also identified in cases of septicemia, infective endocarditis, pneumonia, ocular infections, and central nervous system infections. To design appropriate empirical therapy, pediatricians should be knowledgeable about the resistance patterns of S aureus in their communities, including methicillin and clindamycin resistance. This article reviews the microbiology, colonization and transmission, and antibiotic resistance of and clinical diseases caused by S aureus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-298
Number of pages12
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Staphylococcus aureus
Eye Infections
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Methicillin Resistance
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Microbial Drug Resistance
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Sepsis
Pneumonia
Pediatrics
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Staphylococcus aureus. / Ondusko, Devlynne S.; Nolt, Dawn.

In: Pediatrics in Review, Vol. 39, No. 6, 01.06.2018, p. 287-298.

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Ondusko, Devlynne S. ; Nolt, Dawn. / Staphylococcus aureus. In: Pediatrics in Review. 2018 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 287-298.
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