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Table 2 Characteristics of decolonized patients with successful and unsuccessful decolonization outcome (n = 268)

From: Efficacy of the decolonization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers in clinical practice

  Successful decolonization Unsuccessful decolonization OR (95 % CI) P
  (n = 104) (n = 164)   
Presence of wound 14 (13.64) 71 (83.53) 4.9 (2.5–9.3) <.00001
≥2 sites 38 (36.5) 90 (54.8) 0.4 (0.2–0.7) .003
Only nose 30 (28.8) 11 (6.71) 0.3 (0.2–0.6) <.00001
Mupirocin resistance 3 (2.8) 18 (10.98) 4.1 (1.1–14.4) .001
Mupirocin R (high level of resistance) 1 (0.96) 8 (4.88) 5.2 (0.65–42.8) <.00001
Mupirocin I (low level of resistance) 2 (1.9) 10 (6.1) 3.3 (0.7–15.4) .10
Subsequent MRSA Infection 0 (0) 8 (4.8) Undefined .002
  1. Time period: days from the end of treatment to infection average: 76.25 median: 43.50 (rang: 2–258)
  2. Note: data are no (%) of patients