Staphylococcus aureus Infections in US Veterans, Maryland, USA, 1999–20081
Published Date:Mar 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(3):441-448.
Keywords:1999–2008. Emerg Infect Dis [serial On The Internet]. 2011 Mar [date Cited]. Http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1703.100502
Aged, 80 And Over
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Roghmann M-C. Staphylococcus Aureus Infections In US Veterans
Soft Tissue Infections
Staphylococcal Skin Infections
Suggested Citation For This Article: Tracy LA
Description:Trends in Staphylococcus aureus infections are not well described. To calculate incidence in overall S. aureus infection and invasive and noninvasive infections according to methicillin susceptibility and location, we conducted a 10-year population-based retrospective cohort study (1999-2008) using patient-level data in the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System. We found 3,674 S. aureus infections: 2,816 (77%) were noninvasive; 2,256 (61%) were methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA); 2,517 (69%) were community onset, and 1,157 (31%) were hospital onset. Sixty-one percent of noninvasive infections were skin and soft tissue infections; 1,112 (65%) of these were MRSA. Ten-year averaged incidence per 100,000 veterans was 749 (± 132 SD, range 549-954) overall, 178 (± 41 SD, range 114-259) invasive, and 571 (± 152 SD, range 364-801) noninvasive S. aureus infections. Incidence of all S. aureus infections significantly increased (p<0.001), driven by noninvasive, MRSA, and community-onset infections (p<0.001); incidence of invasive S. aureus infection significantly decreased (p<0.001).
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