Risk factors for acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and clonal spread of the isolates in a medical intensive care unit


Alp E., Yerer M., ESEL D., METAN G., DOĞANAY M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.39, no.6, pp.941-951, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0801-7
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.941-951
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is still the commonest pathogen in hospital-acquired infections with high morbidity and mortality. MRSA colonization usually precedes infection and dissemination of the microorganism. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for the colonization and infection with MRSA in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) and to show the genetic relation of strains.