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Table 4 Types of infection and treatment outcomes among the 10 adult healthcare workers with CF (HCWcf) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) airways infection

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition in healthcare workers with cystic fibrosis: a retrospective cross-sectional study

HCWcf (n) Type of infectiona Antibiotic treatmenta Outcome
Rifampicin Sodium fusidate Linezolid Eradicated Chronic Spontaneously cleared
1 Chronic X X   X   
2 Chronic X X   X   
3 Chronic X X   X   
4 Chronic X X   X   
5 Chronic X X    X  
6b Chronic X X X X   
7c Intermittent X X     X
8 Intermittent       X
9 Intermittent       X
10 Intermittent       X
  1. aMedian (IQR) time to initiation of treatment was 52 (37.5–77) days
  2. bPatient was prescribed 6 weeks of linezolid following 6 months of rifampicin plus sodium fusidate
  3. cPatient commenced eradication treatment but self-elected to cease after 3 weeks of therapy because of intolerance