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Association between Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection May Not Differ by Age Group

  • Adebola O. Ajao (a1), Anthony D. Harris (a1), J. Kristie Johnson (a2), Mary-Claire Roghmann (a1) (a3), Eli N. Perencevich (a4), Marin L. Schweizer (a4), Min Zhan (a1), Wilbur H. Chen (a3) and Jon P. Furuno (a5)...

Abstract

We assessed whether age modified the association between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) anterior nares colonization and subsequent infection. Among 7,405 patients (9,511 admissions), MRSA colonization was significantly associated with infection (adjusted odds ratio, 13.7 [95% confidence interval, 7.325.7]) but did not differ significantly by age group.

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OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, 3303 SW Bond Avenue, CH12C, Portland, OR 97239 (furuno@ohsu.edu)

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Association between Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection May Not Differ by Age Group

  • Adebola O. Ajao (a1), Anthony D. Harris (a1), J. Kristie Johnson (a2), Mary-Claire Roghmann (a1) (a3), Eli N. Perencevich (a4), Marin L. Schweizer (a4), Min Zhan (a1), Wilbur H. Chen (a3) and Jon P. Furuno (a5)...

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