Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Iowa, USA

  title={Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Iowa, USA},
  author={Philip Van De Griend and Loreen A. Herwaldt and Bret D Alvis and Mary DeMartino and Kristopher P. Heilmann and Gary Doern and Patricia L. Winokur and Diana DeSalvo Vonstein and Daniel J. Diekema},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
We performed antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing and molecular typing on invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates (n = 1,666) submitted to the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory during 1999-2006 as part of a statewide surveillance system. All USA300 and USA400 isolates were resistant to <or=3 non-beta-lactam antimicrobial drug classes. The proportion of MRSA isolates from invasive infections that were either USA300 or USA400 increased significantly from… CONTINUE READING

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