Demographic variation in community-based MRSA skin and soft tissue infection in Auckland, New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Ritchie, Stephen en
dc.contributor.author Fraser, John en
dc.contributor.author Libby, E en
dc.contributor.author Morris, AJ en
dc.contributor.author Rainey, PB en
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Mark en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-26T03:34:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 124(1332):21-30 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8716 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/19162 en
dc.description.abstract Aim To estimate the burden of skin and soft tissue infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), and to determine the effects of ethnicity and age on the rate of skin and soft tissue due to MRSA in the Auckland community. Materials and Methods We reviewed the culture and susceptibility results of all wound swabs processed by Auckland’s only community microbiology laboratory in 2007. Demographic data for a random sample of 1000 people who had a wound swab collected and for all people from whom a methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain was isolated were obtained and compared to demographic data for the total population of Auckland. Results S. aureus was isolated from 23853/47047 (51%) wound swab cultures performed in 2007; the estimated annual incidence of S. aureus isolation from a wound swab was 1847/100,000 people; and the estimated annual incidence of MRSA isolation from a wound swab was 145/100,000 people. Māori and Pacific people had higher rates of non-multiresistant MRSA infection compared with New Zealand European and Asian people; elderly New Zealand European people had much higher rates of multiresistant MRSA infections compared with people from other ethnic groups. Conclusion S. aureus is a very common cause of disease in the community and the incidence of infection with MRSA subtypes varies with ethnicity. en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Demographic variation in community-based MRSA skin and soft tissue infection in Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1332 en
pubs.begin-page 21 en
pubs.volume 124 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.identifier.pmid 21747420 en
pubs.author-url http://journal.nzma.org.nz.ezproxy.auckland.ac.nz/journal/124-1332/4609/ en
pubs.end-page 30 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 210547 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Medical Sciences en
pubs.org-id Molecular Medicine en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Science Research en
pubs.org-id Maurice Wilkins Centre (2010-2014) en
dc.identifier.eissn 1175-8716 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-09-23 en
pubs.dimensions-id 21747420 en


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