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Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the patient with HIV infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16970836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has increased alarmingly in both the general population and the HIV-infected community. We look at the background of MRSA including the mechanisms of resistance, genetics, and trends in the individual with HIV infection. Numerous studies have investigated the risk factors for CA-MRSA. Other studies have further characterized the incidence of and risk factors for MRSA infections in the HIV community. Although one might not readily associate advanced HIV infection with increased susceptibility to bacterial pathogens, a number of studies have explained the mechanisms of this B-cell-mediated susceptibility. Invasive MRSA infections have spread into communities, are increasingly prevalent, and pose a public health challenge for their containment, prevention, and treatment.
Kathy Thompson; Francesca Torriani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current HIV/AIDS reports     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1548-3568     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-14     Completed Date:  2006-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235661     Medline TA:  Curr HIV/AIDS Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California San Diego InfectionControl/Epidemiology Unit, San Diego, CA 92103-8951, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Community-Acquired Infections / complications,  epidemiology,  microbiology*
HIV Infections / complications*
Methicillin Resistance*
Staphylococcal Infections / complications,  epidemiology,  microbiology*
Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects*

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