Screening for Staphylococcus aureus carriage in pregnancy: usefulness of novel sampling and culture strategies.

@article{Andrews2009ScreeningFS,
  title={Screening for Staphylococcus aureus carriage in pregnancy: usefulness of novel sampling and culture strategies.},
  author={Janet I Andrews and Diedre K. Fleener and Shawn A. Messer and Jennifer S. Kroeger and Daniel J. Diekema},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={201 4},
  pages={396.e1-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the most sensitive strategy for the detection of Staphylococcus aureus among pregnant women and newborn infants. STUDY DESIGN We obtained cultures for S aureus from 5 body sites of women at 35-37 weeks' gestation. We obtained cultures from their newborn infants before hospital discharge. RESULTS Of 209 women who were screened, 29% of the women had at least 1 culture that was positive for S aureus; 5% of infants were S aureus carriers. The… CONTINUE READING