Rates of Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant and Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in an Outpatient Population

@article{Kenner2003RatesOC,
  title={Rates of Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant and Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in an Outpatient Population},
  author={Julie R. Kenner and Tasha O'Connor and Nicholas A Piantanida and Joel Fishbain and Bardwell Eberly and Helen B Viscount and Catherine F. T. Uyehara and Duane R. Hospenthal},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={439 - 444}
}
Abstract Objectives: To assess the prevalence of and the clinical features associated with asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a healthy outpatient population, and to compare the characteristics of colonizing methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains with those of strains causing infection in our community and hospital. Setting: Outpatient military clinics. Methods: Specimens were obtained from the nares, pharynx, and axillae of 404 outpatients, and a questionnaire was… 
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