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Clinical significance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria

Published:December 03, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2021.11.013
      The association between Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteriuria (SABU) and SA bacteremia (SAB) is controversial. Although several studies have suggested that SABU is a marker of SAB [
      • Saidel-Odes L.
      • Riesenberg K.
      • Schlaeffer F.
      • Borer A.
      Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteriuria.
      ,
      • Demuth P.J.
      • Gerding D.N.
      • Crossley K.
      Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria.
      ,
      • Muder R.R.
      • Brennen C.
      • Rihs J.D.
      • et al.
      Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus from the urinary tract: association of isolation with symptomatic urinary tract infection and subsequent staphylococcal bacteremia.
      ,
      • Bermejo J.
      • Gianello M.
      • Pascale M.L.
      • Borda N.
      • Freije J.
      • Notario R.
      Clinical significance of Staphylococcus aureus in urine.
      ,
      • Sheth S.
      • DiNubile M.J.
      Clinical significance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria without concurrent bacteremia.
      ], this association was only documented in 175 (6.9%) of 2540 SABU patients in the most recently published study so far [
      • Stokes W.
      • Parkins M.D.
      • Parfitt E.C.
      • Ruiz J.C.
      • Mugford G.
      • Gregson D.B.
      Incidence and outcomes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriuria: a population-based study.
      ].

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