Toshiko Karasawa

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We conducted a prospective comparative study of community-onset (CO) and healthcare-associated (HA) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) strains between 2000 and 2001 at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital (1,500 beds) in Japan. Of the 172 consecutive MRSA isolates analyzed, 13 (8%) were categorized as CO-MRSA. The mean age of patients(More)
We report a case of infection of a mastoid cavity after mastoidectomy had been performed for chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma. The infection was caused by Staphylococcus intermedius after a pet dog had licked the patient's ears. Bacterial strains from the dog's saliva and the otorrhea in the patient were confirmed to be identical by pulsed-field gel(More)
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