Predictors of the pathogenicity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial pneumonia (pages 556–562)
Kentaro Nagaoka, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yosuke Harada, Koichi Yamada, Yohei Migiyama, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Koichi Izumikawa, Hiroshi Kakeya, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Masaharu Nishimura and Shigeru Kohno
Article first published online: 8 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/resp.12288
Patients with a hospital-acquired ‘true’ MRSA-nosocomial pneumonia differed in severity, radiological feature and microbiological findings from patients with a hospital-acquired pneumonia with MRSA colonization. We identify several clinical factors to differentiate true MRSA nosocomial pneumonia in patients with MRSA identfification.