Date of this Version

10-19-2016

Document Type

Article

Abstract

To examine the association of colonization by Staphylococcus aureus and general population mortality, we followed 10,598 adults for 8.5 years on average. Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus colonization was not associated with death. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus carriage predicted death in a crude analysis but not after adjustment for socioeconomic status and co-morbidities.

Originally Published In

Emerging Infectious Diseases

PMID

27767920

DOI

10.3201/eid2211.160220

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