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community-acquired MRSA infection: An update

Ragan, Patti PhD, MPH, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: April 2006 - Volume 19 - Issue 4 - p 24–29

Infection often begins on the skin—where it may be mistaken for a spider bite—but MRSA can quickly cause deadly systemic illnesses such as toxic shock syndrome and necrotizing pneumonia.

The author is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow with the Florida Department of Health. She has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2006 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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