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Table 2 Distribution of 260 clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus stratified by origin of specimens

From: Clinical features and molecular characteristics of childhood community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a medical center in northern Taiwan, 2012

Origin Community-associated No. (%) Healthcare-associated No. (%) p-value Healthcare-associated, No. (%)
Community-onset Hospital-onset p-value
No. of isolates 181 79 - 50 29 -
Blood 3 (1.7) 4 (5.1) 0.128 1(2) 3(10.3) 0.137
Sputum 6 (3.3) 20 (25.3) <0.001 8(16) 12(41.4) 0.014
Pus 156 (86.2) 38(48.1) <0.001 31(62) 7(24.1) 0.001
CVC 0 1(1.3) 0.304 0(0) 1(3.4) 0.367
Urine 13 (7.2) 6 (7.6) 0.544 5(10) 1(3.4) 0.278
DTS 0 0 1 0 0 1
Ascites 0 3(3.8) 0.027 3(6) 0(0) 0.248
CSF 0 0 1 0 0 1
Others 3a (1.7) 7b (8.9) 0.01 2(4) 5 (17.2) 0.059
  1. CVC central venous catheter, DTS, deep tissue specimen, CSF cerebrospinal fluid
  2. aconjunctiva, 1; eye secretion, 1; other, 1
  3. bbronchoalveolar lavage, 1; central venous catheter tip, 4; others, 2