Carrying MRSA home

By  |  September 8, 2009 | 

In this prospective cohort of MRSA colonized hospitalized patients, they were followed for 1 year to determine how many were persistently colonized, and how many household contacts acquired MRSA colonization. Of the 151 patients in the cohort, half cleared their MRSA colonization, 20% remained positive, and 30% were lost to f/u or died. Almost 20% of household contacts acquired MRSA colonization during the follow up period, but none acquired a MRSA infection (abstract). Household contacts should be aware of the transmissibility of MRSA colonization.

About the Author:

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.


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  1. Marva Cay November 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    great share, great article, very usefull for me…thank

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