Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in inflammatory versus non-inflammatory skin diseases: who should be screened?


The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was prospectively investigated in a dermatology outpatient setting. Swabs were taken from anterior nares, perineum and lesional skin in 229 patients with erosive inflammatory skin diseases (n=88), venous leg ulcers (n=58) or basal cell carcinoma (n=83) and processed by standard methods… (More)


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