[Carriers of staphylococci causing nosocomial infections].

  • Gerhard Pulverer
  • Published 1993 in
    Zentralblatt für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin…


Certain parts of the skin and mucuous membranes of humans and animals are carrying Staphylococcus aureus. These staphylococci are belonging to their physiological microflora. The data discussed in this paper demonstrate clearly that the carrier frequency of Staphylococcus aureus is locally different depending on epidemiological facts. Carriers of staphylococci may become the source of nosocomial infections. Spreading ability, virulence and epidemic tendency of Staphylococcus aureus are strain-specific features. Only little is known about the underlying mechanisms.


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@article{Pulverer1993CarriersOS, title={[Carriers of staphylococci causing nosocomial infections].}, author={Gerhard Pulverer}, journal={Zentralblatt für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin = International journal of hygiene and environmental medicine}, year={1993}, volume={194 1-2}, pages={144-51} }