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, cilt.39, ss.941-951, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-0801-7
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.941-951

Özet

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.