Send to

Choose Destination
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1996 Dec;17(12):809-11.

Nasal and cutaneous carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in hemodialysis patients: the effect of nasal mupirocin.

Author information

Unit of Renal and Infectious Diseases, Algemeen Ziekenhuis St Jan, Brugge, Belgium.


Fifteen of 20 hemodialysis patients who carried Staphylococcus aureus in their nares also carried the organism on their hands; 2 of 20 patients who did not carry S aureus in their nares carried S aureus on their hands (P < .001). Eighty-seven percent of patients who carried S aureus in their nares and on their hands carried the same strain at both sites. Intranasal mupirocin eliminated S aureus from both sites.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Cambridge University Press
Loading ...
Support Center