Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2005; 7(1):32-46
Staphylococcus aureus remains one of the most important human pathogens. Special attention is paid to a new problem – emerging and spreading of methicillin$ resistant strains of S. aureus in the community (CAMRSA). The main differences between community-acquired and nosocomial MRSA as well as epidemiologi cal and biological peculiarities of CA-MRSA and possibilities for prophylaxis of spreading of such strains are described. Special attention is paid to the diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired infections caused by MRSA.