Prevalence of nasal colonization among patients with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and their household contacts.

@article{Zafar2007PrevalenceON,
  title={Prevalence of nasal colonization among patients with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection and their household contacts.},
  author={Uzma Zafar and Leonard B Johnson and Michel Hanna and Kathleen M Riederer and Mamta Sharma and Mohamad G Fakih and Muthayipalayam C Thirumoorthi and Rand S Farjo and Riad Khatib},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={966-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of colonization among patients with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection and their household contacts. DESIGN Prospective, observational laboratory study of nasal colonization among patients and their household members from September 15, 2004, to February 20, 2006. SETTING A 600-bed, urban, academic medical center. PATIENTS Fifty-one patients who presented with CA-MRSA infections and 49 household members… CONTINUE READING
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