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Table 2 Distribution of the specimens of 131 MSSA isolates identified from pediatric patients

From: Molecular characteristics and clinical features of pediatric methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infection in a medical center in northern Taiwan

Types of specimens Inpatients (n = 60)
No. (%)
Outpatients (n = 71)
No. (%)
CA (n = 94)
No. (%)
HA (n = 37)
No. (%)
P HA
CO (n = 17)
No. (%)
HO (n = 20)
No. (%)
Bloodstream (%) 2 (3.3) 6 (8.5) 6 (6.4) 2 (5.4) 0.833 0 (0) 2 (10)
Central venous catheter (%) 2 (3.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (5.4) 0.023 2 (11.8) 0 (0)
Sputum (%) 15 (25) 1 (1.4) 6 (6.4) 10 (27) 0.001 5 (29.4) 5 (25)
Pus or wound (%) 35 (58.3) 61 (85.9) 75 (79.8) 21 (56.8) 0.007 9 (52.9) 12 (60)
Urine (%) 1 (1.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (2.7) 0.110 0 (0) 1 (5)
Ear discharge (%) 4 (6.7) 3 (4.2) 6 (6.4) 1 (2.7) 0.399 1 (5.9) 0 (0)
Synovial fluid (%) 1 (1.7) 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 0.529 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. CA community-associated, HA healthcare-associated, CO community onset, HO hospital onset