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Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization and the risk of subsequent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among hospitalized patients

Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization and the risk of subsequent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections among hospitalized patients

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 71(2): 163-166

Few data exist on the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections among known methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) carriers. In a cohort of 2991 hospitalized MSSA carriers, 22 (22%) of 98 S. aureus infections that occurred within a subsequent 6-month period were caused by MRSA. Recent fluoroquinolone use was an independent predictor of MRSA infections (P < .001).

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PMID: 21840671

DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2011.05.011

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