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Association between Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection May Not Differ by Age Group
Adebola O. Ajao PhD, Anthony D. Harris MD MPH, J. Kristie Johnson PhD, Mary-Claire Roghmann MD MS, Eli N. Perencevich MD MS, Marin L. Schweizer PhD, Min Zhan PhD, Wilbur H. Chen MD MS and Jon P. Furuno PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2013), pp. 93-95
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/668773
Page Count: 3
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We assessed whether age modified the association between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) anterior nares colonization and subsequent infection. Among 7,405 patients (9,511 admissions), MRSA colonization was significantly associated with infection (adjusted odds ratio, 13.7 [95% confidence interval, 7.3–25.7]) but did not differ significantly by age group.
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