Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitalized adults and children without known risk factors.

@article{Gorak1999CommunityacquiredMS,
  title={Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitalized adults and children without known risk factors.},
  author={Edward J. Gorak and Shoko Merrit Yamada and Joel D Brown},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={797-800}
}
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are not commonly recognized in healthy patients without predisposing risk. We performed a retrospective study of patients hospitalized with community-acquired MRSA infections from 1992 to 1996 in Honolulu to determine if community-acquired MRSA infections occurred in patients without known risk. Patients hospitalized within the previous 6 months or transferred from other hospitals or nursing homes were excluded… CONTINUE READING