Skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone

Jennifer K. Johnson, Tina Khoie, Simone Shurland, Kristen Kreisel, O. Colin Stine, Mary Claire Roghmann

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Abstract

Until recently, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has caused predominantly healthcare-associated infections. We studied MRSA infections and overall skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in outpatients receiving care at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center Emergency Care Service during 2001-2005. We found an increase in MRSA infections, from 0.2 to 5.9 per 1,000 visits (p80% of MRSA infections were caused by USA300. In addition, SSTI visits increased from 20 to 61 per 1,000 visits (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1195-1200
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Johnson, J. K., Khoie, T., Shurland, S., Kreisel, K., Stine, O. C., & Roghmann, M. C. (2007). Skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13(8), 1195-1200.