USA300 genotype community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of surgical site infections.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strains are increasingly recovered from nosocomial settings. We conducted a retrospective study of surgical site infections (SSI) during 2004 and 2005 to determine the prevalence of CA-MRSA; 57% of MRSA strains tested belonged to the USA300 genotype. CA-MRSA has become a prominent cause of SSI at our institution.
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    Keywords

  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Community-Acquired Infections, Genotype, Humans, Methicillin Resistance, Retrospective Studies, Staphylococcus aureus, Surgical Wound Infection
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    Author List

  • Patel M; Kumar RA; Stamm AM; Hoesley CJ; Moser SA; Waites KB
  • Start Page

  • 3431
  • End Page

  • 3433
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 10