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Journal March 2012 (Vol 34, No 3)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Infections by Reid K. Nakamura , DVM, DACVECC, Emily Tompkins , DVM

1. What is the typical mechanism of methicillin resistance?
2. Which is not a common characteristic of HA-MRSA?
3. Which is not a common characteristic of CA-MRSA?
4. What is a CA-MRSA skin lesion most commonly mistaken for in human emergency departments?
5. 5. What is the most common Staphylococcus spp isolated from dogs?
6. S. schleiferi’s natural reservoir(s) is/are
7. What Staphylococcus sp has the highest incidence of methicillin resistance in canine isolates?
8. Which is not recommended for treatment of a confirmed skin or soft tissue CA-MRSA infection in humans?
9. Which is the recommended antibiotic for a confirmed HA-MRSA infection in humans?
10. What is the recommended route of administration for vancomycin?
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