An algorithm based on one or two nasal samples is accurate to identify persistent nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Verhoeven2012AnAB,
  title={An algorithm based on one or two nasal samples is accurate to identify persistent nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Paul O Verhoeven and Florence Grattard and Anne Carricajo and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric R Lucht and C{\'e}line Cazorla and Olivier Garraud and Bruno Pozzetto and Ph Berthelot},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={551-7}
}
Persistent Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriers are at high risk of S. aureus infection. The present study delineates a simple strategy aimed at identifying rapidly and accurately this subset of subjects for clinical or epidemiological purposes. Ninety healthy volunteers were each identified as persistent, intermittent or non-nasal carriers of S. aureus by using seven specimens sampled over a 5-week period. By reference to this so-called reference standard, six other strategies aimed at… CONTINUE READING

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