Record at least 2 similarities and 2 differences between the two patients.
Similarities- Both had to go to a doctor. Both had an infection
Differences- Brent was caused by a spider bite and Kirsten was caused by an incision. Brent
decided to go to the doctor by himself and Kirsten’s mom decided for Kirsten to go to the doctor.
What do you already know about S. aureus? (See note #1 on the Case Notes Handout.)
An infectious bacterium that cannot be killed with common antibiotics. MRSA stands for
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
What additional information about S. aureus can you find? (Use your textbook or another source, but
you must properly cite it!).
It can and will be found in and around our bodies at all time.
Bacteria, microbiology online,
, (February 3, 2019)
List a hypotheses that would explain why S. aureus was susceptible to antibiotics in Brent’s case but not