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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

Research

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Clone

Jennifer K. Johnson*Comments to Author , Tina Khoie*, Simone Shurland*, Kristen Kreisel*, O. Colin Stine*, and Mary-Claire Roghmann*†
Author affiliations: *University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, Maryland, USA;

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Table 2

Microbiologic characteristics of samples taken from patients with SSTIs, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center Emergency Care Service, 2001–2005*

Year Had SSTI, 
no. SSTI was cultured, 
no. (%) SSTI was cultured and grew MRSA, no. (%) SSTI was cultured and grew MSSA, no. (%)
FY01 496 98 (20) 4 (4) 10 (10)
FY02 574 120 (21) 10 (8) 12(10)
FY03 567 99 (17) 11 (11) 7 (7)
FY04 981 292 (30) 96 (33) 37 (13)
FY05 1,070 410 (38) 172 (42) 52 (13)

*SSTIs, skin and soft tissue infections; MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA, methicillin-susceptible S. aureus.

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