Epidemiologic studies of an outbreak of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Abstract

In a six-month period in 1978 61 patients at a university hospital became colonized or infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Ninety-three percent of patients with MRSA were on surgical services. Patients with burns acquired MRSA more frequently than did other acutely ill surgical patients (p less than .001), and often remained… (More)

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@article{Boyce1981EpidemiologicSO, title={Epidemiologic studies of an outbreak of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.}, author={J. M. Boyce and M. Landry and Thomas R Deetz and H L DuPont}, journal={Infection control : IC}, year={1981}, volume={2 2}, pages={110-6} }