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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Dec;12(12):1991-3.

Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and healthcare risk factors.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. rmk2@cdc.gov

Abstract

To determine frequency of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections caused by strains typically associated with community-acquired infections (USA300) among persons with healthcare-related risk factors (HRFs), we evaluated surveillance data. Of patients with HRFs, 18%-28% had a "community-associated" strain, primarily USA300; of patients without HRFs, 26% had a "healthcare-associated" strain, typically USA100.

PMID:
17326962
PMCID:
PMC3291355
DOI:
10.3201/eid1212.060505
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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