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Table 2 Proportion of bacterial isolates in skin and soft-tissue infections overall and by diagnosis group

From: Skin and soft-tissue infections in suburban primary care: epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and observations on abscess management

Diagnosis group MRSA, No. (%) MSSA, No. (%) Strep, No. (%)
All SSTI (N = 529) 115 (22) 161(30) 69 (13)
   Abscess (N = 185) 66 (36) 49 (26) 19 (10)
   Cellulitis (N = 183) 27 (15) 58 (32) 25 (14)
   Other SSTIs (N = 161) 22 (14) 54 (34) 25 (16)
  1. Abbreviations: MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MSSA, methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus; Strep, Streptococcal species; SSTIs, skin and soft-tissue infections.