Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Ups MRSA Risk

July 2, 2013 8:50 PM

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Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Ups MRSA Risk

Women who have diabetes before becoming pregnant are at increased risk for developing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection during hospitalization for labor and delivery, a national study found.

The presence of pre-pregnancy diabetes more than tripled the likelihood that a woman would develop one of these potentially serious nosocomial infections (odds ratio 3.4, 95% CI 1.9-6), according to Andrea Parriott, PhD, and Onyebuchi Arah, MD, PhD, of the University of California Los Angeles.

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