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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004

Dispatch

Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Military Recruits

Craig E. Zinderman*Comments to Author , Byron Conner*, Mark A. Malakooti†, James E. LaMar*, Adam Armstrong‡, and Bruce K. Bohnker†1
Author affiliations: *Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit–Two, Norfolk, Virginia, USA; †Navy Environmental Health Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; ‡Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

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Table

Anatomic site of MRSA infectiona

Siteb No. patients (%)
Lower extremity 86 (44.3)
Thigh/hip 15 (7.7)
Knee 27 (13.9)
Leg 31 (16.0)
Ankle 2 (1.0)
Foot 11 (5.7)
Upper extremity 57 (29.4)
Axilla 8 (4.1)
Arm 20 (10.3)
Elbow 13 (6.7)
Forearm 7 (3.6)
Hand 9 (4.6)
Head 4 (2.1)
Face 4 (2.1)
Neck 3 (1.5)
Torso 3 (1.5)
Back 9 (4.6)
Buttocks 12 (6.2)
Inguinal 1 (0.5)
Genital 4 (2.1)
Urine 1 (0.5)
Sputum 1 (0.5)
Tissue, unspecified 9 (4.6)

aMRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
bSite unknown for 41 patients.

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1Views expressed are those of the authors and are not approved by or representative of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.

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