Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in household contacts of children with community-acquired diseases in Taiwan

Yhu Chering Huang, Chen Fang Ho, Chih Jung Chen, Lin Hui Su, Tzou Yien Lin

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Nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was detected in 18 (32%) of 57 children with community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection and 30 (25%) of 121 household contacts. By genotyping comparison, 94% and 64% of the colonization isolates from the patients and the contacts, respectively, were indistinguishable from the clinical isolates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1066-1068
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Community-acquired
  • Household
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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