Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: diverging trends of meticillin-resistant and meticillin-susceptible isolates, EU/EEA, 2005 to 2018.

Last updated on 10-1-2022 by Lucy Catteau


BackgroundInvasive infections caused by have high clinical and epidemiological relevance. It is therefore important to monitor the trends using suitable methods.AimThe study aimed to describe the trends of bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by meticillin-resistant (MRSA) and meticillin-susceptible (MSSA) in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).MethodsAnnual data on BSI from 2005 to 2018 were obtained from the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net). Trends of BSI were assessed at the EU/EEA level by adjusting for blood culture set rate (num…

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