Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in discharging ears.

@article{Hwang2002CommunityacquiredMS,
  title={Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in discharging ears.},
  author={J F Hwang and Hung-Yen Tsai and Tien-Chen Liu},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={122 8},
  pages={827-30}
}
OBJECTIVES Although community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have recently become an increasing problem in various fields of medicine, they have rarely been studied in the ear. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of community-acquired MRSA infections in discharging ears and to compare the epidemiology of MRSA with that of other pathogens. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between August 2000 and February 2002, 248 isolates recovered from 221… CONTINUE READING

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