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Longitudinal Evaluation of Clinical and Colonization Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Among Veterans

  • Edward Stenehjem (a1), Emily K. Crispell (a2), David Rimland (a2) (a3), Monica M. Farley (a2) (a3) and Sarah W. Satola (a2)...

Abstract

Using the Veterans’ Health Administration MRSA Directive as a platform to collect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization isolates and an active MRSA infection surveillance program, the genetic relatedness of colonization and infection isolates was evaluated. Infection and colonization strain concordance was found in 85.7% of patients. The USA 500 MRSA strain was identified in 31.8% of patients.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015;00(0): 1–3

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Address correspondence to Edward Stenehjem, MD, MSc, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 S. Cottonwood Street, Murray, UT 84157 (Eddie.Stenehjem@imail.org).

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: Presented in part at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 20–23, 2011 (poster presentation).

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Longitudinal Evaluation of Clinical and Colonization Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Among Veterans

  • Edward Stenehjem (a1), Emily K. Crispell (a2), David Rimland (a2) (a3), Monica M. Farley (a2) (a3) and Sarah W. Satola (a2)...

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