Gastrointestinal colonization by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in immunosuppressed mice.

Abstract

ICR mice were inoculated intranasally with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) N133, and the inoculated MRSA was quantitatively recovered from the ceca and feces. The viable counts of the MRSA recovered from ceca correlated well with those from feces. Some mice eliminated MRSA from the cecum by 14 days after inoculation. Intraperitoneal… (More)

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