Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in patients with end-stage renal disease in Taiwan: Distinguishing between community-associated and healthcare-associated strains

Chung Chih Lin, Jiun Ling Wang, Chi Ying Lin, Shey Ying Chen, Jann Tay Wang, Kwan Dun Wu, Shan Chwen Chang

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Abstract

We reviewed genotyping and medical records of 53 patients with endstage renal disease and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia in a medical center in Taiwan. In multivariate analysis, hospitalization within the previous year was independently negatively associated with infection with community-associated MRSA strains, and an increased number of years of dialysis predicted the recovery of patients infected with community-associated MRSA strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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