Increased prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hand infections at an urban medical center.

@article{Kiran2006IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hand infections at an urban medical center.},
  author={Ravi V Kiran and Beth L McCampbell and Adam P Angeles and Richard D Montilla and Carlos Medina and Avir Mitra and John Gaughn and Julia Spears and Amit Mitra},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={161-6; discussion 167-9}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this article is to report the increased incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus in hand infections at an urban medical center. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of all patients with hand infections over a 21-month period, and all patients with culture-positive methicillin-resistant S. aureus were identified. Cases determined to be nosocomial were excluded. The study period was divided into three 7-month periods. RESULTS A… CONTINUE READING

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