Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1089/aid.2012.0074
Title: Short communication: Risk factors for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus colonization among HIV patients at hospital admission
Authors: Lee, L.K.
Win, M.K.
Veeraraghavan, M.A.
Wong, C.S. 
Chow, A.L.
Leo, Y.-S.
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: 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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109051
ISSN: 08892229
DOI: 10.1089/aid.2012.0074
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