An epidemiological study on the occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus in superficial abscesses of patients presenting for surgery in a teaching hospital in Khartoum, Sudan.

@article{Mahdi2000AnES,
  title={An epidemiological study on the occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus in superficial abscesses of patients presenting for surgery in a teaching hospital in Khartoum, Sudan.},
  author={Seifeldin I Mahdi and Abdalla Awadalla Ahmed and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne A.M. Boelens and Alewijn Ott and E S Abugroun and Alex van Belkum and Eduard Evert Zijlstra and Henri A. Verbrugh and Ahmed Hassan Fahal},
  journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          155-62
        }
}
A group of patients (n=86) suffering from superficial abscesses was recruited in the Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Sudan. Detailed clinical and socio-economic data were collected. It appeared that 83% of all patients were younger than 40. Labourers were most prevalent (28%), followed by students (23%) and housewives (16%). The head and neck were most often affected (22%), with hands being second (19%). In 92% of all pus cultures a microbial agents was identified, the large majority being… CONTINUE READING

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