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Clinical and Epidemiologic Features of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Elderly Hospitalized Patients

  • Andrew E. Simor (a1) (a2), Marianna Ofner-Agostini (a3), Shirley Paton (a3), Allison McGeer (a4) (a2), Mark Loeb (a5), Elizabeth Bryce (a6) and Michael Mulvey (a7)...

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We describe characteristics of elderly patients with MRSA identified in 37 Canadian hospitals between 1995 and 2002. Of these inpatients, 6,613 (66%) were older than 65 years. They were more likely than younger patients to have been colonized without infection and to have had MRSA isolated from urine or the perineum. The epidemiology and clinical features of these patients is distinct from that of younger patients.

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Department of Microbiology, Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, B121-2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5, Canadaandrew.simor@sw.ca

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Clinical and Epidemiologic Features of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Elderly Hospitalized Patients

  • Andrew E. Simor (a1) (a2), Marianna Ofner-Agostini (a3), Shirley Paton (a3), Allison McGeer (a4) (a2), Mark Loeb (a5), Elizabeth Bryce (a6) and Michael Mulvey (a7)...

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