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MRSA infections increase in older patients

In 2008, 75% of healthcare-associated invasive MRSA infections occurred in patients older than 50, with 46% in patients older than 65%.

Kallen A, Mu Y, Bulens S, Reingold A, et al. Healthcare-Associated Invasive MRSA Infections, 2005-2008. JAMA. 2010; 304(6): 641-7. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=186385

Reference

Title
Healthcare-Associated Invasive MRSA Infections, 2005-2008
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Kallen A, Mu Y, Bulens S, Reingold A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 304, Issue 6
Pages
641-7
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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