Colonization of hospitalized patients by Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and enterococci.

@article{Crossley1985ColonizationOH,
  title={Colonization of hospitalized patients by Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and enterococci.},
  author={Kent B Crossley and Jonathan Ross},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1985},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={179-86}
}
Patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit (29), a surgical intensive care unit (29) and a general medical ward (34) were studied to determine the frequency of colonization by Staphylococcus aureus, Staph. epidermidis and enterococci. Cultures of anterior nares, pharynx, axilla, periurethral tissues, and rectum were done within 24 h of admission and every 48-72 h thereafter for the duration of hospitalization. We found Staph. aureus colonization of pharynx, axilla, periurethral tissues… CONTINUE READING