Skin colonization of Staphylococcus aureus in atopic dermatitis patients seen at the National Skin Centre, Singapore

  title={Skin colonization of Staphylococcus aureus in atopic dermatitis patients seen at the National Skin Centre, Singapore},
  author={Chee Leok Goh and Justina Wong and Yoke Chin Giam},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
Objective This prospective study sought to determine the bacterial colonization rates on eczematous and non‐eczematous skin and nasal mucosa of patients with atopic dermatitis 
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