Comparison of microbiological and clinical characteristics based on SCCmec typing in patients with community-onset meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia

Shu Chen Kuo, Mei Chun Chiang, Wen Sen Lee, Liang Yu Chen, Hau Shin Wu, Kwok Woon Yu, Chang Phone Fung, Fu Der Wang

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Abstract

Molecular identification methods based on the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) genotype are more reliable than clinical risk factors and demographic data for differentiating community-acquired and healthcare-associated (HCA) meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, patients with community-onset (CO) MRSA infections, defined as a culture-positive sample obtained

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Bacteraemia
  • Community onset
  • Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Molecular epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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