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methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

A strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is non-susceptible to the action of methicillin. The mechanism of resistance usually involves modification of normal or the presence of acquired penicillin binding proteins.
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  • MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
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