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Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland

Published inEmerging infectious diseases, vol. 11, no. 6, p. 962-965
Publication date2005
Abstract

Two case-control studies evaluated the prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage at hospital admission and characteristics of patients with CA-MRSA. Among 14,253 patients, CA-MRSA prevalence was 0.9/1,000 admissions. Although 5 CA-MRSA isolates contained Panton-Valentine leukocidin, only 1 patient had a previous skin infection. No easily modifiable risk factor for CA-MRSA was identified.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Carrier State/ epidemiology/microbiology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Community-Acquired Infections/ epidemiology/microbiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methicillin Resistance
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Admission/statistics & numerical data
  • Prevalence
  • Staphylococcal Infections/ epidemiology/microbiology
  • Staphylococcus aureus/ drug effects
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
Citation (ISO format)
HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen et al. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland. In: Emerging infectious diseases, 2005, vol. 11, n° 6, p. 962–965.
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