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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Apr;30(4):349-51. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181fe075e.

The natural history of contemporary Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in community children.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA. Fritz_S@kids.wustl.edu

Abstract

The natural history of contemporary Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization was evaluated in community children during a 1-year period. Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus nasal carriage was more persistent than methicillin-resistant S. aureus nasal carriage, which was usually self-limited. Children with persistent staphylococcal colonization often carried identical strains. Identification of persistent methicillin-resistant S. aureus carriers might inform strategies for decolonization and reduction of staphylococcal transmission.

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