Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in 4-6 age groups in healthy children in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey


ÇİFTÇİ İ. H. , KÖKEN R., BÜKÜLMEZ A., ÖZDEMİR M., ŞAFAK B., ÇETİNKAYA Z.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, vol.96, no.7, pp.1043-1046, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00315.x
  • Journal Name: ACTA PAEDIATRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1043-1046

Abstract

Aim: Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of disease, particularly for colonized persons. Although methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infection has frequently reported, population-based S. aureus and MRSA colonisation estimates are lacking. Our objective in this report is to present the prevalance of S. aureus carriage among 4-6 age groups healthy children in our region.