A nationwide study of comorbidity and risk of reinfection after Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.

@article{Wiese2013ANS,
  title={A nationwide study of comorbidity and risk of reinfection after Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.},
  author={Lothar Wiese and Niels Mejer and Henrik C. Sch\onheyder and Henrik Westh and Allan Garlik Jensen and Anders Rhod Larsen and Robert Skov and Thomas Benfield},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={199-205}
}
BACKGROUND Data on risk factors and rates of reinfection associated with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) are sparse. METHODS We conducted a nationwide cohort study of cases of SAB diagnosed between 1995 and 2008. Reinfection was defined as an episode of SAB more than 90 days after the initial episode of SAB. Comorbidity was evaluated by the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). Cox proportional hazards modelling was used to estimate hazard rates (HR). RESULTS Of 10,891 eligible patients… CONTINUE READING
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