Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in a college student athlete population.

@article{Rackham2010CommunityassociatedMS,
  title={Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in a college student athlete population.},
  author={Daniel M Rackham and Shaunta' M Ray and Andrea S Franks and Kenneth M Bielak and Tanika M Pinn},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={185-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the prevalence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) nasal carriage, risk factors for nasal carriage, and antibiotic susceptibility patterns in college student athletes. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal samples and data collection forms were obtained at athletic team training rooms at 2 colleges. PARTICIPANTS : The study population included 277 college student… CONTINUE READING
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