The role of Staphylococcus aureus carriage in the pathogenesis of bloodstream infection

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus (SA) colonisation is associated with development of bloodstream infection (BSI), with the majority of colonising and infecting strains identical by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). We examined SA colonisation in patients with SABSI to delineate better the relationship between the two. Patients with SABSI were swabbed in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-428

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