Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Community-acquired Skin Infections
Published Date:Jun 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(6):928-930.
Community Associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Emergency Service, Hospital
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Skin And Soft Tissue Infection
Staphylococcal Skin Infections
Description:Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the most common pathogen among patients with skin and soft tissue infections seeking treatment at a Los Angeles (USA) area emergency department. The proportion caused by MRSA increased from 29% in 2001 to 2002 to 64% in 2003 to 2004. No clinical or historical features reliably predict MRSA etiology.
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