In Reply: Dr Bloom's points are well taken. Intrafamilial spread of methicillin-susceptible S aureus has been well documented.1 However, because of the relative novelty of problems with community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), similar intrafamilial spread of these organisms has been less clearly defined, although it is very likely that this is a significant and growing problem.2
Moellering RC. Intrafamilial Spread of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections—Reply. JAMA. 2008;299(21):2511–2512. doi:10.1001/jama.299.21.2511-b
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