TABLE 1.

Clinical syndromes associated with 1,984 cases of invasive MRSA infection

Clinical syndromeaNo. (%) of cases listed as:
One of >1 syndromeOnly syndrome
BSI1,38870.045322.8
Pneumonia31916.1572.9
Osteomyelitis20410.3512.6
Arthritis/joint infection/bursitis1698.5512.6
Cellulitis28314.3422.1
Abscess1306.6402.0
Sepsis1366.9311.6
Urinary tract infection1819.1241.2
Empyema/pleural effusion522.6221.1
Endocarditis1346.8110.6
Peritonitis321.6150.8
Surgical site infection613.190.5
Other562.870.4
Meningitis/VPS infectionb100.550.3
Pressure ulcer502.540.2
Traumatic wound170.920.1
Pericarditis60.300.0
No diagnosis identified472.4472.4
Total3,729871
  • a Clinical syndromes were assessed on the basis of documentation of such diagnosis in the medical record (e.g., discharge face sheet), regardless of the source of the isolate. Patients may have more than one clinical diagnosis, with the exception of bloodstream infection only, which is defined as bloodstream infection with no other diagnosis reported.

  • b VPS, ventriculoperitoneal shunt.