Kartavya J Vyas

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland, United States

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Publications (2)4.16 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Background:Factors associated with initial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) and their recurrence have not been fully elucidated among HIV-infected persons.Methods:We retrospectively evaluated a large cohort of HIV-infected patients from 1993 to 2010 for culture-proven MRSA SSTIs. Separate logistic regression models evaluated factors associated with initial and recurrent infections.Results:Of the 794 patients, 63 (8%) developed an initial infection (19.8 infections/1000 person years [PY]); risk factors included CD4 count <500 cells/mm(3) and HIV RNA level ≥400 copies/mL (P < .01), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stage C versus A/B (P < .01), and injection drug use (IDU, P < .01). In all, 27% developed recurrence (206 infections/1000 PY); risk factors included hospital admission (P = .02). Minocycline for treatment of the initial infection was associated with an 80% decreased odds for recurrence (P = .03).Conclusion:HIV control and avoidance of IDU may be useful in reducing rates of MRSA SSTIs among HIV-infected persons.
    Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 04/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: HIV-infected persons are at heightened risk for recurrent community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections, but there are limited data regarding the molecular characterization of these events. We describe an HIV-infected patient with 24 soft tissue infections and multiple colonization events. Molecular genotyping from 33 nonduplicate isolates showed all strains were USA300, Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) and arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) positive, and genetically related.
    Journal of clinical microbiology 03/2011; 49(5):2047-53. · 4.16 Impact Factor