Methicillin-resistance in S. aureus (MRSA) is declining.
Staphylococci are together with E. coli the most frequent causes for infections in human. Beside wound and soft tissue infections they also cause sepsis, joint, bone and cardiac valve infections. During recent years (2004-2021), the MRSA rate decreased considerably from 13% to 5%. Simultaneously a shift of MRSA from the inpatient to the outpatient setting was observed.
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95% CI: 95% confidence interval
For this analysis invasive isolates (blood and cerebrospinal fluid) tested against the corresponding antibiotic (category) were considered only. If multiple antibiotics within the same antibiotic category were tested, the most resistant result was selected. In case of multiple isolates, the first isolate per patient, microorganism and calendar year was included only. Results are reported as delivered by laboratories. Statistics may be influenced by the changing number of laboratories participating. Data are provided for surveillance purposes and are not intended to be used for therapeutic decisions solely.