M152-3

Wound: Staphylococcus aureus  – Shipped 10 August 2015

HISTORY

A simulated wound swab collected from a 28 year old male, knife fight victim was sent to category A and B laboratories.

Participants were expected to isolate, identify Staphylococcus aureus and report susceptibility results.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M152-3

  1. S. aureus, including MRSA, is a leading cause of skin and soft tis-sue infections, including wound infections.
  2. Wound infections may be derived from introduced organisms, normal flora of the skin, or from mucous membranes with a normal flora.

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