Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in nursing home residents: a prevalence study in Northamptonshire.

@article{Cox1999MethicillinresistantSA,
  title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in nursing home residents: a prevalence study in Northamptonshire.},
  author={Russell A. Cox and Peter Bowie},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={115-22}
}
A prevalence study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization was carried out in 17 nursing homes in Northamptonshire over a 20-month period. Thirteen of 275 residents swabbed (4.7%) were found to be colonized and six of the 17 homes (35%) had colonized residents. Only two homes had more than one colonized resident. Individual risk factors for colonization were gender (male) and the presence of skin ulcers and sores. There were no significant risk factors identified for… CONTINUE READING

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