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Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland

Shrenzel, Jacques
Koessler, Thibaud
Published in Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2005, vol. 11, no. 6, p. 962-965
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 AdultAgedCarrier State/ epidemiology/microbiologyCase-Control StudiesCommunity-Acquired Infections/ epidemiology/microbiologyFemaleHumansMaleMethicillin ResistanceMiddle AgedPatient Admission/statistics & numerical dataPrevalenceStaphylococcal Infections/ epidemiology/microbiologyStaphylococcus aureus/ drug effectsSwitzerland/epidemiology
PMID: 15963298
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Research groups Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)
Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen et al. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Switzerland. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2005, vol. 11, n° 6, p. 962-965. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7291

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