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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
DOI: 10.1086/668773
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/668773
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Association between Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection May Not Differ by Age Group
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Abstract

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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