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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, Alexander J., Yi Mu, Sandra Bulens, Arthur Reingold, Susan Petit, Ken Gershman, Susan M. Ray, Lee H. Harrison, Ruth Lynfield, Ghinwa Dumyati, John M. Townes, William Schaffner, Priti R. Patel, Scott K. Fridkin; for the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) MRSA Investigators of the Emerging Infections Program. 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, Alexander J., Yi Mu, Sandra Bulens, Arthur Reingold, Susan Petit, Ken Gershman, Susan M. Ray, Lee H. Harrison, Ruth Lynfield, Ghinwa Dumyati, John M. Townes, William Schaffner, Priti R. Patel, Scott K. Fridkin; for the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) MRSA Investigators of the Emerging Infections Program
Volume & Issue
Volume 304, Issue 6
Pages
641-7
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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