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Risk Factors for Identifying Carriage of MRSA in Adults Admitted to ICU

Purpose:

To identify an adult admitted to the ICU who may be a carrier for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) based on the study of Lucet et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, complication detection, public health

ICD-10:

A49.0, U80.1

Description:

Lucet et al identified risk factors for being a carrier of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in adults admitted to French intensive care units (ICUs). These can help identify patients who should be screened and monitored more closely. The authors are from the Multicenter Study Group representing multiple French teaching hospitals.

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