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Danish experience of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus eradication with emphasis on nose-throat colonization and supplementary systemic antibiotic treatment.

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Summary of "Danish experience of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus eradication with emphasis on nose-throat colonization and supplementary systemic antibiotic treatment."

The study-aim was to evaluate the Danish national Board of Health's guidance for treating MRSA carriage focusing on MRSA nose-throat carriage and use of supplementary systemic antibiotics. We analyze results of MRSA eradication treatment of 358 patients, focusing on those with nose (n=58) or throat (n=183) MRSA colonization. We found that the Danish guidance for treating MRSA have greater success for patients with nose colonization (66%) compared to throat colonization (41%), even though the cumulative eradication rates were equal after additional three treatment cycles (71% versus 73%). We find no positive effect of supplementing the colonization treatment with systemic antibiotics.

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Name: The Journal of hospital infection
ISSN: 1532-2939
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