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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

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Antimicrobial Ointments and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300

Masahiro SuzukiComments to Author , Kazuhiro Yamada, Miki Nagao, Etsuko Aoki, Masakado Matsumoto, Tatsuya Hirayama, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Reiji Hiramatsu, Satoshi Ichiyama, and Yoshitsugu Iinuma
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Aichi Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Nagoya, Japan (M. Suzuki, K. Yamada, M. Matsumoto, T. Hirayama, H. Yamamoto, R. Hiramatsu); Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan (M. Nagao, S. Ichiyama, Y. Iinuma); Kyoto University, Kyoto (M. Nagao, S. Ichiyama, Y. Iinuma); National Hospital Organization Nagoya Medical Center, Nagoya (E. Aoki); Kanazawa Medical University, Kahoku, Japan (Y. Iinuma)

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Table 1

Source of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates, Japan, 2004–2010

Source
Outpatients

Inpatients
Health care workers
No. community-acquired infections*
No. hospital-acquired infections
No. community-acquired infections*
No. hospital-acquired infections
Skin and soft tissue 23 7 4 23 0
Bloodstream 0 2 1 19 0
Respiratory tract 0 2 1 17 0
Urinary tract 0 2 2 3 0
Ear 8 0 0 1 0
Eye 3 0 0 3 0
Others 1 1 2 3 0
Carriage 14 10 3 29 0
Screening
50
0

2
20
3
Total 99 24 15 118 3

*Community-acquired infections were determined on the basis of patients’ histories according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA, USA) guidelines (www.cdc.gov/mrsa/diagnosis/index.html).

*Community-acquired infections were determined on the basis of patients’ histories according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA, USA) guidelines (www.cdc.gov/mrsa/diagnosis/index.html).

*Community-acquired infections were determined on the basis of patients’ histories according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA, USA) guidelines (www.cdc.gov/mrsa/diagnosis/index.html).

*Community-acquired infections were determined on the basis of patients’ histories according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA, USA) guidelines (www.cdc.gov/mrsa/diagnosis/index.html).

*Community-acquired infections were determined on the basis of patients’ histories according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA, USA) guidelines (www.cdc.gov/mrsa/diagnosis/index.html).

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