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SOME ASPECTS OF NASAL CARRIAGE OF STAPHYLOCOCCI.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14100010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The nasal carrier status of 3,736 patients was determined throughout their stay in hospital. The carrier rate on admission, which was highest in patients under 20 years of age, did not appear to vary with season.The carriage of strains resistant to penicillin increased with the patients' stay in hospital from 13.% on admission to 20.5% on discharge, and the acquisition of these strains was enhanced by the administration of antibiotics. Patients discharged from hospital carrying strains of staphylococci acquired in hospital lost them more readily than patients discharged carrying the strain which they had carried on admission, 31% of those discharged carrying strains resistant to penicillin and tetracycline being readmitted carrying these strains compared with 69% of those discharged carrying strains sensitive to these antibiotics.
Authors:
W C NOBLE; R E WILLIAMS; M P JEVONS; R A SHOOTER
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1964 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1964-05-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2010-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-83     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent*
Bacteriological Techniques*
Carrier State*
Child*
Chloramphenicol*
Cross Infection*
Drug Resistance, Microbial*
Erythromycin*
Geriatrics*
Nose*
Penicillins*
Staphylococcus*
Statistics as Topic*
Streptomycin*
Tetracycline*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins; 114-07-8/Erythromycin; 56-75-7/Chloramphenicol; 57-92-1/Streptomycin; 60-54-8/Tetracycline
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