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|Title:||Short communication: Risk factors for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus colonization among HIV patients at hospital admission|
|Source:||Lee, L.K., Win, M.K., Veeraraghavan, M.A., Wong, C.S., Chow, A.L., Leo, Y.-S. (2013). Short communication: Risk factors for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus colonization among HIV patients at hospital admission. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 29 (5) : 796-798. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1089/aid.2012.0074|
|Abstract:||Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a nosocomial pathogen that has become increasingly prominent in hospitals and the community. HIV-positive patients may be one of the most MRSA-susceptible populations because of their immunocompromised status. At the Communicable Disease Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, we implemented a universal MRSA screening program and performed a case-control study to identify risk factors for MRSA colonization among 294 HIV patients at admission from January 2009 to January 2010. Among 54 HIV-positive patients who were MRSA positive at hospital admission, 16 (29.6%) were positive at the nares/axilla/groin (NAG; one combined swab), 14 (25.9%) were NAG and perianal positive, 3 (5.6%) were NAG and throat positive, 10 (18.5%) were NAG, perianal, and throat positive, 6 (11.1%) were throat positive, and 5 (9.3%) were perianal positive. Upon multivariate analysis, we found that age [odds ratio (OR)=1.04, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.01-1.07, p=0.006] and CD4 count|
|Source Title:||AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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