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Combination of Nasal and Expanded Skin Swabs Enhance the Detection Rate of Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization in Premature Infants



Combination of Nasal and Expanded Skin Swabs Enhance the Detection Rate of Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization in Premature Infants



Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2018



Nasal cultures are commonly used to detect carriers of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) in infants. Combination of nasal and skin swabs has been shown to enhance the detection rate of SA colonization in adult hospitalized patients. Combining nasal swabs with expanded body skin swabs enhanced detection of SA colonization in premature infants in a tertiary care neonatal department.

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Accession: 055282445

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PMID: 29742641

DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000002089


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