Fluoroquinolone use is a risk factor for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition in long-term care facilities: a nested case-case-control study.

@article{Couderc2014FluoroquinoloneUI,
  title={Fluoroquinolone use is a risk factor for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition in long-term care facilities: a nested case-case-control study.},
  author={Clotilde Couderc and Sarah Jolivet and Anne C. M. Thi{\'e}baut and Caroline Ligier and Laetitia Remy and A Alvarez and Christine Lawrence and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Salomon and Jean-Louis Herrmann and Didier Guillemot},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={206-15}
}
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization is a well-established risk factor for subsequent infection and a key event in interindividual transmission. Some studies have showed an association between fluoroquinolones and MRSA colonization or infection. The present study was performed to identify specific risk factors for… CONTINUE READING