Prevalence and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage inpatients in a tertiary care hospital's chest clinic in Turkey


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OGUZKAYA-ARTAN M. , ARTAN C. , Baykan Z.

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.19, no.3, pp.313-317, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1119-3077.179285
  • Title of Journal : NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-317
  • Keywords: Carriage, chest clinic, inpatients, Staphylococcus aureus, COLONIZATION, COMMUNITY, DETERMINANTS, HOST

Abstract

Aim: We aimed to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors for nasal methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA/MRSA) carriage among patients admitted to a chest clinic of a tertiary care hospital in this study.