Prevalence of Enterotoxin Producing Staphylococcus aureus in Stools of Patients with Nosocomial Diarrhea

@article{Flemming2007PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of Enterotoxin Producing Staphylococcus aureus in Stools of Patients with Nosocomial Diarrhea},
  author={Kristina Flemming and Grit Ackermann},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={356-358}
}
Nosocomial diarrhea causes prolonged hospital stay leading to additional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures resulting in higher costs. A total of 20%–25% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) cases are attributed to Clostridium difficile. Other microorganisms like Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus aureus are discussed to be associated with AAD. This study evaluated the prevalence of enterotoxigenic S. aureus in stool samples submitted to the laboratory with the diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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