Long-term cortisol levels are not associated with nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus

@inproceedings{Manenschijn2011LongtermCL,
  title={Long-term cortisol levels are not associated with nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus},
  author={Laura Manenschijn and Andrea M. Jetten and Willem J. B. van Wamel and Mehri Tavakol and Jan Willem Koper and Erica L. T. van den Akker and Alex van Belkum and Elisabeth F. C. van Rossum},
  booktitle={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011}
}
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonizes the anterior nares in part of the population and the persistent carrier state is associated with increased infection risk. Knowledge concerning the determinants of S. aureus nasal carriage is limited. Previously, we found that glucocorticoid receptor polymorphisms influence carrier risk, suggesting involvement of glucocorticoids. Our aim was to study long-term cortisol levels in non-carriers, intermittent, and persistent carriers of S. aureus. We… CONTINUE READING

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