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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Feb;27(2):212-4. Epub 2006 Feb 8.

Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in 2 long-term care facilities.

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Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA. lonamody@umich.edu

Abstract

Persistent colonization with Staphylococcus aureus was assessed in 22 nursing home residents. Eighteen residents (82%) remained colonized with the same strain found at baseline; 6 (33%) of 18 residents transiently acquired a new strain. Four residents (18%) acquired a new persistent strain. Residents colonized with methicillin-resistant S. aureus were more likely to acquire a new strain (67%) than were residents colonized with methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (20%) (P=.04).

PMID:
16465644
PMCID:
PMC3319387
DOI:
10.1086/500618
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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