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Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009

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Community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Outpatients, United States, 1999–2006

Eili Klein, David L. Smith, and Ramanan LaxminarayanComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA (E. Klein, R. Laxminarayan); University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (D.L. Smith); Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA (E. Klein, R. Laxminarayan)

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Resistance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates to clindamycin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim in outpatient areas of hospitals, United States, 1999–2006. Multiple drugs indicates isolates that were tested against ciprofloxacin or clindamycin and >3 other drugs and found to resistant only to oxacillin. The p values were calculated by using the χ2 test. Differences in all comparisons were significant (p<0.001).

Figure. Resistance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates to clindamycin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim in outpatient areas of hospitals, United States, 1999–2006. Multiple drugs indicates isolates that were tested against ciprofloxacin or clindamycin and >3 other drugs and found to resistant only to oxacillin. The p values were calculated by using the χ2 test. Differences in all comparisons were significant (p<0.001).

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