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Volume 11, Number 2—February 2005

Letter

Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Singapore

Li-Yang Hsu*Comments to Author , Anne Tristan†, Tse-Hsien Koh*, Michéle Bes†, Jerome Etienne†, Asok Kurup*, Thuan-Tong Tan*, and Ban-Hock Tan*
Author affiliations: *Singapore General Hospital, Singapore; †Faculté de Médecine Laënnec, Lyon, France

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Demographic and clinical data of patients with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Patient 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Date of MRSA isolation Mar 2001 Nov 2002 Jan 2003 Feb 2003 Mar 2003 May 2003 Oct 2003 Apr 2004
Ethnicity Indian Filipino Chinese Chinese Filipino Chinese Filipino Chinese
Age 52 20 38 37 31 56 21 33
Sex M F M M F F F F
Coexisting conditions Diabetes mellitus Endometrial cancer
Infection type Pneumonia, bacteremia Hand abscess Hand abscess Hand abscess Hand abscess Hand abscess Chin abscess Abdominal wall abscess
Therapy* IV vancomycin I&D I&D I&D I&D I&D I&D I&D
Appropriate antimicrobial drug usage Yes No No No No No No No

*Therapy: IV, intravenous; –, not applicable; I&D, incision and drainage of abscess.

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