Successful Treatment for Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Importance of Follow-Up

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Abstract

With this prospective observational follow-up study of 165 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-positive individuals (23 health care workers and 142 patients), we determined that our MRSA eradication therapy protocol results in a high success rate (81%). Five or more negative culture sets give a predictive value for MRSA eradication therapy success of >90%. Furthermore, MRSA colonization, at least in the throat, and the presence of wounds just before the start of MRSA eradication therapy are associated with MRSA eradication therapy failure.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)4020-4025
Number of pages6
JournalAntimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy
Volume54
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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