Infant colonization by Staphylococcus aureus: role of maternal carriage

  title={Infant colonization by Staphylococcus aureus: role of maternal carriage},
  author={E. Chatzakis and Efstathia V Scoulica and Nikoleta Papageorgiou and Sofia Maraki and George Samonis and Emanouel Galanakis},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
Infant colonization by Staphylococcus aureus has not been adequately investigated. In this study, we aimed to define determinants associated with the carriage of S. aureus in early infancy. Serial nasal swabs were collected from 128 infants and their mothers at months 0, 6, and 12 postpartum. S. aureus isolates were characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus sequence typing (MLST), spa typing, and the presence of chromosomal mecA and of Panton–Valentine leukocidin (PVL… CONTINUE READING

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