MRSA: The Daily PANCE Blueprint

MRSA: The Daily PANCE Blueprint

Which of the following is not a risk factor for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?

A. Previous antibiotic use
B. Injection drug use
C. Indwelling hemodialysis catheter
D. Presence in long-term facility
E. All of the above are risk factors

Answer and topic summary

The answer is E. All of the above are risk factors 

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a certain type of S. aureus that is resistant to several antibiotics. Risk factors include previous antibiotic use, injection drug use, indwelling hemodialysis catheter, living in a long-term care facility, HIV infection, and recent hospitalization.

The most common site for MRSA infections to occur is the skin/soft tissue. Oral antibiotics that cover MRSA include Bactrim, doxycycline, clindamycin. For severe MRSA infections, IV vancomycin is preferred.

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