Staphylococcus aureus Colonisation in HIV-Infected Patients: Incidence, Risk Factors and Subsequent Skin- and Soft-Tissue Infections

Staphylococcus aureus Colonisation in HIV-Infected Patients: Incidence, Risk Factors and Subsequent Skin- and Soft-Tissue Infections

We evaluated the incidence and threat elements of Staphylococcus aureus colonisation in 300 treatment-na├»ve HIV sufferers. Swabs from anterior nares and pharynx had been cultured. Eighty-eight sufferers (29.3%) had been colonised with S. aureus (47.7% nasal, 23.8% pharyngeal and 28.5% at each websites), which yielded 112 isolates. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus was detected in 25.9% (29/112) … Read more