Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and healthcare risk factors

R. Monina Klevens, Melissa A. Morrison, Scott K. Fridkin, Arthur Reingold, Susan Petit, Ken Gershman, Susan Ray, Lee H. Harrison, Ruth Lynfield, Ghinwa Dumyati, John M. Townes, Allen S. Craig, Gregory Fosheim, Linda K. McDougal, Fred C. Tenover

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To determine frequency of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections caused by strains typically associated with community-acquired infections (USA300) among persons with healthcare-related risk factors (HRFs), we evaluated surveillance data. Of patients with HRFs, 18%-28% had a "community-associated" strain, primarily USA300; of patients without HRFs, 26% had a "healthcare-associated" strain, typically USA100.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1991-1993
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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