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Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Nasal Colonization With Staphylococcus aureus Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Outpatients in Singapore

  • J. S. Villacian (a1), T. Barkham (a2), A. Earnest (a3) and N. I. Paton (a1)

We studied the prevalence of and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in HIV-positive outpatients in Singapore. Overall prevalence was 23% (45 of 195), with 3% (6 of 195) being MRSA. Recent antibiotic use and hospitalization were independent predictors of MRSA colonization. Isolates were genotypically identical to our hospital's inpatient circulating strain.

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore308433
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