Multi-site and nasal swabbing for carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: what does a single nose swab predict?
Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus is a risk for infections. Targeted decolonization reduces post-operative infections but depends on accurate screening.
We compared detection of S. aureus carriage in healthy individuals between anatomical sites and nurse-versus self-swabbing. Additionally, we aimed to determine whether a single nasal swab predicted carriage over four weeks.
Healthy individuals were recruited via General Practices....
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