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

I S Petersen*, J. M. Christensen, A B Zeuthen, P B Madsen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the Danish Board of Health's guidance for treating the carriage of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), focusing on nose-throat carriage and use of supplementary systemic antibiotics. The results of MRSA eradication treatment among 358 patients were analysed, focusing on those with nose (N=58) or throat (N=183) MRSA colonization. The Danish guidance for MRSA treatment was found to be more successful in patients with nose colonization (66%) compared with throat colonization (41%), despite the fact that the cumulative eradication rates were equal after three treatment cycles (71% vs 73%). This study found that supplementation of colonization treatment with systemic antibiotics does not have a positive effect.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)461-464
Antal sider4
TidsskriftJournal of Hospital Infection
Vol/bind103
Udgave nummer4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2019

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