Microbial flora on the hands of health care personnel: differences in composition and antibacterial resistance.

@article{Horn1988MicrobialFO,
  title={Microbial flora on the hands of health care personnel: differences in composition and antibacterial resistance.},
  author={Wilfried Horn and Elaine L. Larson and Kenneth J. McGinley and James J. Leyden},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={189-93}
}
The composition and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of bacteria recovered from the hands of nurses and physicians in two service units of a major teaching hospital were compared with those found in a control population. Significant differences in the composition of bacteria were found in dermatology and oncology unit personnel. Staphylococcus aureus was recovered from 31% of dermatology nurses and 37% of dermatology physicians compared with 20% of oncology nurses, 15% of oncology physicians, and… CONTINUE READING

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