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Table 2 Summary of the fulfillment of proposed diagnostic criteria of AAE by MRSA

From: A systematic review for pursuing the presence of antibiotic associated enterocolitis caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Criterion # Criterion 1 Criterion 2 Criterion 3 Criterion 4 Criterion 5 Criterion 6 Criterion 7 Criterion 8 Criterion 9
Criterion Prior exposure to antibiotics Endoscopic findings c/w AAE Gram staining or other microscopic findings Presence of MRSA while excluding CDI Comparison group Toxin assay Animal model Response to the treatment Judged to be different from TSS or food poisoning
Number of studies fulfilled the criterion 38 10 11 45 11 18 0 34 34
  1. Abbreviations: MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, c/w consistent with, AAE antibiotic associated enterocolitis, CDI Clostridium difficile infection, TSS toxic shock syndrome.