Outcome of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Patients with Eradicable Foci versus Noneradicable Foci

Sung-Han Kim; Wan-Bum Park; Ki-Deok Lee; Cheol-In Kang; Hong-Bin Kim; Myoung-don Oh; Eui-Chong Kim; Kang-Won Choe
September 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/15/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p794
Academic Journal
Determines the outcome of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) on mortality. Impact of methicillin resistance and an initial delay of appropriate antibiotics; Role of noneradicable or noneradicated foci, underlying cirrhosis and cancer as independent predictors of mortality; Absence of differences in the associated mortality rate between methicillin-resistant SAB and methicillin-susceptible SAB; Independent association of underlying cirrhosis and methicillin-resistant SAB with mortality.


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