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Community-onset invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections following hospital discharge.

Authors
  • Duffy, Jonathan
  • Dumyati, Ghinwa
  • Bulens, Sandra
  • Namburi, Swathi
  • Gellert, Anita
  • Fridkin, Scott K
  • Lessa, Fernanda C
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Infection Control
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2013
Volume
41
Issue
9
Pages
782–786
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.10.020
PMID: 23394888
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Risk factors for postdischarge invasive MRSA infections can be identified prior to discharge and remain with the patient after the hospitalization ends. Measures to prevent community-onset invasive MRSA infections might start in the hospital but should also be evaluated in postdischarge settings.

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