Skin carriage of acinetobacters in Hong Kong.

  title={Skin carriage of acinetobacters in Hong Kong.},
  author={Yiu Wai Chu and C. M. Leung and Elizabeth T S Houang and King Cheung Ng and Chi Bon Leung and Hing Y Leung and Augustine F. B. Cheng},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={37 9},
We studied the carriage of Acinetobacter spp. at five superficial sites in 79 patients from two hospitals, in 133 healthy controls from the community (medical students and new nurses), and in 198 student nurses in different classes. A total of 431 isolates from 364 positive sites of 201 subjects and 124 blood culture isolates (1997 to 1998) were genospeciated by amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis. Genospecies 3 was the most common species. The carriage rate of student nurses (42 of… CONTINUE READING

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