MRSA

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Acceptability at Recruitment

ACCEPTABLE

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor / Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Antibiotic-resistant form of the common skin bacteria staphylococcus aureus. It is generally only a problem in hospital where it may cause deep set infections or sepsis that can be difficult to treat with conventional antibiotics.

See also MRSA

Guidance

Inform harvest centre and transplant centre, but otherwise acceptable if colonised.

If active infection, allow two weeks from recovery and completion of antibiotics, whichever is the later.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012