This review looks at the challenges facing the worldwide community with the increasing problem of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. The epidemiology and natural history of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and the challenge of control is discussed. Options for treatment and review of key antimicrobial agents acting against methicillin-resistant S. aureus, both currently in use and in development, are addressed. There are a number of new agents, the place of which in therapeutic regimens is yet to emerge. The review attempts to inform the reader of the probable position of these agents.
- methicillin-resistant S. aureus treatment
- community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus