Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8670
PRATES, Karina Aparecida et al. Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in university students. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.3, pp. 316-318. ISSN 1413-8670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702010000300021.
In a study of university students, the percentage nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus was 40.8% (102/250). Of the isolates, MIC50 of methicillin was 0.5 µg/mL and MIC90 was 1 µg/mL. Six (5.8%) isolates were methicillin-resistant and carried the mecA gene. These results suggest that community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus may be spreading in Brazil.
Palabras llave : nasal carriage; CA-MRSA; S. aureus.