Genotyping of Staphylococcus aureus strains among healthcare workers and patients in the tertiary referral Children's Medical Hospital in Tehran, Iran.

@article{Mamishi2012GenotypingOS,
  title={Genotyping of Staphylococcus aureus strains among healthcare workers and patients in the tertiary referral Children's Medical Hospital in Tehran, Iran.},
  author={Setareh Mamishi and Shima Mahmoudi and Reihaneh Hosseinpour Sadeghi and Zahra Movahedi and Reihaneh Hadipour and Babak Pourakbari},
  journal={British journal of biomedical science},
  year={2012},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={173-7}
}
Nasal carriage among hospital personnel is an important source of nosocomial staphylococcal infection. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonisation among healthcare workers (HCWs) and its association with infection in children through analysis of antibiotic susceptibility profiles and genetic similarity. Nasal swabs were taken from the anterior nares of HCWs and also a total of 130 strains that had been isolated from various clinical samples were examined… CONTINUE READING