Population-based epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in Canterbury, New Zealand.

@article{Huggan2010PopulationbasedEO,
  title={Population-based epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in Canterbury, New Zealand.},
  author={Paul John Huggan and J. Elisabeth Wells and Martin Browne and Arthur Richardson and David Roger Murdoch and Stephen Thomas Chambers},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={117-25}
}
BACKGROUND Few contemporary reports describe population-based incidence of Staphylcoccus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI). AIM To describe longitudinal incidence of SABSI in a region of New Zealand with low MRSA prevalence. METHODS Blood cultures growing S. aureus were identified from hospital laboratories between 1 July 1998 and 30 June 2006. Record linkage was used to combine information from local and national databases into a single patient event record. Information from the New… CONTINUE READING

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