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

  • Alexander J. Kallen (a1), Timothy J. Driscoll (a1), Scott Thornton (a2) (a3), Patrick E. Olson and Mark R. Wallace (a1)...

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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Naval Medical Center San Diego, Clinical Investigation Department, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, Suite 5, San Diego, CA 92134-1005

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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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