Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in household contacts of children with community-acquired diseases in Taiwan.

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Impact Factor: 3.14). 12/2007; 26(11):1066-8. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31813429e8
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ABSTRACT Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was detected in 18 (32%) of 57 children with community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection and 30 (25%) of 121 household contacts. By genotyping comparison, 94% and 64% of the colonization isolates from the patients and the contacts, respectively, were indistinguishable from the clinical isolates.

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