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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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ALVAREZ LAM, Ileana  and  PONCE BITTAR, Jorge. The evolution of an old pathogen called Staphylococcus aureus. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2012, vol.84, n.4, pp. 383-391. ISSN 0034-7531.

Staphylococcus aureus is considered one of the most important micro-organisms in the daily medical practice. It can cause a wide range of diseases either by direct action or through the toxins. At present, it is extremely complex to treat these infections, since methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains have emerged in the community setting, leading to infections affecting patients without risk factors, mainly children and adolescents. This article reviewed the changes of this pathogen in epidemiology and the implications of this event for the medical treatment.

Keywords : Staphylococcus aureus; resistance; methicillin; methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; community.

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