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Risk Factors for Nosocomial MRSA Bacteremia Within 24 Hours of Hospital Admission

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with MRSA bacteremia occurring within 24 hours of hospital admission has a nosocomial infection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

A41.0, A41.1, A41.2

Description:

Tacconelli et al identified risk factors for nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) occurring within 24 hours after hospital admission. It is not uncommon for these patients to be misclassified as having a community-acquired infection. The authors are from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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