Screening for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus shortly after exposure may lead to false-negative results

Evison, John; Mühlemann, Kathrin (2008). Screening for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus shortly after exposure may lead to false-negative results. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 29(8), pp. 774-6. Thorofare, N.J.: SLACK 10.1086/589814

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We evaluated a double screening strategy for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in patients exposed to a newly detected MRSA carrier. If the first screening of the exposed patient yielded negative results, screening was repeated 4 days later. This strategy detected 12 (28%) of the 43 new MRSA carriers identified during the study period. The results suggest that there is an incubation period before MRSA carriage is detectable.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Evison, John Marc and Mühlemann, Kathrin

ISSN:

0899-823X

ISBN:

18590454

Publisher:

SLACK

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:06

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1086/589814

PubMed ID:

18590454

Web of Science ID:

000258326800017

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28687 (FactScience: 125179)

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