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Reclassification of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage types.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Persistent nasal carriers have an increased risk of Staphylococcus aureus infection, whereas intermittent carriers and noncarriers share the same low risk. This study was performed to provide additional insight into staphylococcal carriage types. METHODS: Fifty-one volunteers who had been decolonized with mupirocin treatment and whose carriage state was known were colonized artificially with a mixture of S. aureus strains, and intranasal survival of S. aureus was compared between...

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10.1086/599119

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van Belkum, A More by this author
Verkaik, NJ More by this author
de Vogel, CP More by this author
Boelens, HA More by this author
Verveer, J More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
199
Issue:
12
Pages:
1820-1826
Publication date:
2009-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
URN:
uuid:0e6e66d4-d952-4a75-b414-dee39ca0549a
Source identifiers:
68197
Local pid:
pubs:68197

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