Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 9
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Knox, Justin Uhlemann, Anne-Catrin and Lowy, Franklin D. 2015. Staphylococcus aureus infections: transmission within households and the community. Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 23, Issue. 7, p. 437.


    Calfee, David P. 2011. The Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention of Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Infusion Nursing, Vol. 34, Issue. 6, p. 359.


    Cookson, Barry Bonten, Marc J.M. MacKenzie, Fiona M. Skov, Robert L. Verbrugh, Henri A. and Tacconelli, Evelina 2011. Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): screening and decolonisation. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Vol. 37, Issue. 3, p. 195.


    Skov, Robert Christiansen, Keryn Dancer, Stephanie J. Daum, Robert S. Dryden, Matthew Huang, Yhu-Chering and Lowy, Franklin D. 2012. Update on the prevention and control of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA). International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Vol. 39, Issue. 3, p. 193.


    Davis, Meghan F Iverson, Sally Ann Baron, Patrick Vasse, Aimee Silbergeld, Ellen K Lautenbach, Ebbing and Morris, Daniel O 2012. Household transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other staphylococci. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol. 12, Issue. 9, p. 703.


    Davis, Meghan F. Misic, Ana M. Morris, Daniel O. Moss, John T. Tolomeo, Pam Beiting, Daniel P. Nachamkin, Irving Lautenbach, Ebbing and Rankin, Shelley C. 2015. Genome sequencing reveals strain dynamics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the same household in the context of clinical disease in a person and a dog. Veterinary Microbiology, Vol. 180, Issue. 3-4, p. 304.


    Shenoy, Erica S Paras, Molly L Noubary, Farzad Walensky, Rochelle P and Hooper, David C 2014. Natural history of colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus(VRE): a systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases, Vol. 14, Issue. 1,


    Rodriguez, M. Hogan, P. G. Krauss, M. Warren, D. K. and Fritz, S. A. 2013. Measurement and Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Pressure in Households. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Vol. 2, Issue. 2, p. 147.


    Miller, L. G. Eells, S. J. Taylor, A. R. David, M. Z. Ortiz, N. Zychowski, D. Kumar, N. Cruz, D. Boyle-Vavra, S. and Daum, R. S. 2012. Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Among Household Contacts of Patients With Skin Infections: Risk Factors, Strain Discordance, and Complex Ecology. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 54, Issue. 11, p. 1523.


    ×

The impact of household transmission on duration of outpatient colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • E. LAUTENBACH (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), P. TOLOMEO (a3), I. NACHAMKIN (a4) (a5), B. HU (a3) (a5) and T. E. ZAOUTIS (a2) (a3) (a4) (a6)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268810000099
  • Published online: 29 January 2010
Abstract
SUMMARY

We identified eight consecutive patients who presented with a skin or soft tissue infection due to MRSA. Of seven household members of these cases, three were colonized with MRSA. The mean duration of MRSA colonization in index cases was 33 days (range 14–104), while mean duration of colonization in household cases was 54 days (range 12–95). There was a borderline significant association between having a concurrent colonized household member and a longer duration of colonization (mean 44 days vs. 26 days, P=0·08).

Copyright
Corresponding author
*Author for correspondence: Dr E. Lautenbach, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 825 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA19104-6021, USA. (Email: ebbing@mail.med.upenn.edu)
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

1.National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System Report. Data summary from January 1992 through June 2004, issued October 2004. American Journal of Infection Control 2004; 32: 470485.

2.BC Herold , Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children with no identified predisposing risk. Journal of the American Medical Asssociation 1998; 279: 593598.

3.JH Wagenvoort , Risk of re-introduction of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus into the hospital by intrafamilial spread from and to healthcare workers. Journal of Hospital Infection 2005; 59: 6768.

4.YC Huang , Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in household contacts of children with community-acquired diseases in Taiwan. Pediatric Infectious DiseasesJournal 2007; 26: 10661068.


6.Z Han , Evaluation of mannitol salt agar, CHROMagar™ Staph aureus and CHROMagar™ MRSA for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from nasal swab specimens. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2007; 56: 4346.

7.SJ Peacock , Comparison of multilocus sequence typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis as tools for typing Staphylococcus aureus isolates in a microepidemiological setting. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2002; 40: 37643770.

9.K Zhang , Novel multiplex PCR assay for characterization and concomitant subtyping of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec types I to V in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2005; 43: 50265033.

10.LK McDougal , Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typing of oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from the United States: establishing a national database. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2003; 41: 51135120.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Epidemiology & Infection
  • ISSN: 0950-2688
  • EISSN: 1469-4409
  • URL: /core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords: