Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

8-2009

Publication Source

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Volume

30

Issue

8

Start Page

782

Last Page

785

DOI

10.1086/599003

Abstract

This cross‐sectional study at a tertiary‐care hospital in Botswana from 2000 to 2007 was performed to determine the epidemiologic characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. We identified a high prevalence (11.2% of bacteremia cases) of methicillin‐resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bacteremia. MRSA isolates had higher proportions of resistance to commonly used antimicrobials than did methicillin‐susceptible isolates, emphasizing the need to revise empiric prescribing practices in Botswana.

Keywords

Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, Botswana, HIV, children

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Date Posted: 02 December 2014

This document has been peer reviewed.