Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Community-acquired Skin Infections
|Feature/characteristic||MRSA, n = 44 (%)||Other pathogens, n = 52 (%)|
|Hospitalized in last year||6 (14)||6 (12)|
|Prior, unsuccessful antimicrobial drug treatment||15 (34)||15 (29)|
|Injection drug use||9 (20)||16 (31)|
|Jail in last year†||3/36 (8)||3/48 (6)|
|Homeless||9 (20)||10 (19)|
|Abscess present||41 (93)||44 (85)|
*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
†This information was not available for 8 MRSA patients and 4 patients with other pathogens.
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