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Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, Botswana, HIV, children
Wood, Sarah; Shah, Samir S.; Bafana, Maragaret; Ratner, Adam J.; Meaney, Peter A.; Malefho, Kolaatamo C.S; and Steenhoff, Andrew P., "Epidemiology of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Gaborone, Botswana" (2009). Botswana-UPenn Scholarly Publications. 45.
Date Posted: 02 December 2014
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