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Staphylococcus Aureus Characteristics

Staphylococcus aureus Characteristics
Protein A Virulence Factor
Inhibits Phagocytosis
Resistant to Beta Lactams Due to Altered Penicillin Binding Proteins (PBPs)
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Mechanism of Action
Binds 50S Ribosomal Subunit
Blocks Translocation
Anaerobic Infections above the Diaphragm
Aspiration Pneumonia
Lung Abscess
Side Effects
Can Cause Pseudomembranous Colitis
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Relative Risk (RR)
Used in Cohort Studies
Risk of Developing Disease
Equals =
Exposed Group
a / (a + b)
Divided by /
Unexposed Group
c / (c + d)
When Low Prevalence Odds Ratio Approximates Relative Risk
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