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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in a tropical setting: Patient outcome and impact of antibiotic resistance

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Background: Most information on invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections comes from temperate countries. There are considerable knowledge gaps in epidemiology, treatment, drug resistance and outcome of invasive S. aureus infection in the tropics. Methods: A prospective, observational study of S. aureus bacteraemia was conducted in a 1000-bed regional hospital in northeast Thailand over 1 year. Detailed clinical data were collected and final outcomes determined at 12 weeks, and correlated wit...

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Journal:
PLoS ONE
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2009-01-30
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:3bbbd278-1940-4bcb-ac44-3d84eb318655
Source identifiers:
74999
Local pid:
pubs:74999

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