A molecular epidemiological analysis of 2 Staphylococcus aureus clonal types colonizing and infecting patients with AIDS.

@article{Gordon2005AME,
  title={A molecular epidemiological analysis of 2 Staphylococcus aureus clonal types colonizing and infecting patients with AIDS.},
  author={Rachel J Gordon and Bianca Quagliarello and Christian A Cespedes and Marilyn Chung and Herminia de Lencastre and Peter Vavagiakis and Maureen Jane Miller and Barbara Zeller and Franklin David Lowy},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={1028-36}
}
BACKGROUND Persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) who use drugs appear to be at increased risk for colonization and infection with Staphylococcus aureus. Little is known about the nature of and risk factors responsible for this association. This study is among the first to prospectively follow carriage and infection in this uniquely high-risk population. METHODS We prospectively followed the cases of 75 patients with AIDS in a residential drug treatment facility and screened… CONTINUE READING
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