Clinical management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Authors: Simona Arientová;  Michal Holub
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika infekčních nemocí 1. LF UK a ÚVN – VoFN, Praha
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2021; 160: 139-142
Category: Review Article


Staphylococcus aureus (SAB) bacteremia is very serious and often fatal infection with the high incidence and lethality. Diagnosis of SAB must be followed by an appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic process. From the point of view of proper SAB management, it is essential to find the primary source of infection, which can be skin and soft tissue infections, catheter infections, infectious endocarditis, osteomyelitis, pneumonia or abscesses with hematogenous spread. After the SAB has been identified, it is crucial to determine the appropriate examination and treatment procedure in close collaboration with an infectious disease specialist, clinical microbiologist and clinical pharmacist.


Staphylococcus aureus – staphylococcal infections – Bacteremia – quality of health care


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