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Increasing Incidence of Sterile‐Site Infections Due to Non–Multidrug‐Resistant, Oxacillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Among Hospitalized Patients

Garrett E. Schramm , PharmD, Jennifer A. Johnson , MD, Joshua A. Doherty , BS, Scott T. Micek , PharmD and Marin H. Kollef , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2007), pp. 95-97
DOI: 10.1086/509856
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/509856
Page Count: 3
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Abstract

The incidence of community‐associated, healthcare‐associated, and hospital‐acquired sterile‐site infections due to methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates and the susceptibility of the isolates to non–β‐lactam antibiotics were evaluated for 549 hospitalized patients during a 3‐year period. The incidence of community‐associated MRSA infection increased significantly. The annual percentage of MRSA isolates from cases of healthcare‐associated and hospital‐acquired infection that were susceptible to 3 or more non–β‐lactam antibiotics increased significantly.

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