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Increase in Community‐Acquired Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a Naval Medical Center

Alexander J. Kallen , LCDR MC USNR, Timothy J. Driscoll , MT(ASCP), Scott Thornton , LCDR MSC USN, Patrick E. Olson , CAPT MC USN and Mark R. Wallace , CAPT MC USN
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 21, No. 3 (March 2000), pp. 223-226
DOI: 10.1086/501750
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501750
Page Count: 4
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Abstract

ABSTRACT A retrospective review of methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, for the years 1994 through 1997, found that the annual number of community‐acquired MRSA isolates increased during the period. These outpatient isolates were more likely than inpatient isolates to be sensitive to a greater number of antibiotics.

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