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Table 5 Proportion of MRSA by erythema size (N = 500)

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

Group MRSA, No./0-4 cm, No.(%) MRSA, No./5-9 cm, No.(%) MRSA, No./≥10 cm, No.(%)
All SSTIs (N = 500) 52/309 (17) 20/93 (22) 38/98 (39)
Abscess (N = 178) 23/91 (25) 15/43 (35) 26/44 (59)
Cellulitis (N = 165) 11/81 (14) 3/39 (8) 11/45 (24)
Other SSTIs (N = 157) 18/137 (13) 2/11 (18) 1/9 (11)
  1. Abbreviations: MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; SSTIs, skin and soft-tissue infections.