Skin and soft tissue infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone.
MRSA infections and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) were studies in outpatients receiving care at the Baltimore Veterans Care Service during 2001-2005. MRSA infections increased from 0.2 to 5.9 per 1,000 visits (>80% of MRSA infections were caused by USA300). SSTI visits increased from 20 to 61 per 1,000 visits(p<0.01). These increases in community-associated MRSA infections and SSTIs suggest that USA300 is becoming more virulent and has a greater propensity to cause SSTIs. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2007;13:1195-200.
Publication Type: Journal article
Publisher: Emerging Infectious Diseases