Frequency of detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from rectovaginal swabs in pregnant women.

Creech CB, Litzner B, Talbot TR, Schaffner W
Am J Infect Control. 2010 38 (1): 72-4

PMID: 19836855 · DOI:10.1016/j.ajic.2009.06.015

Clinical samples from 250 pregnant women undergoing screening for rectovaginal group B streptococcus colonization were evaluated concurrently for the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Overall, S aureus was detected in 21.6% of the women; 53.7% of the isolates were MRSA. Despite a lack of risk factors for MRSA colonization, rectovaginal MRSA was detected in 10.4% of pregnant women in this study.

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Adult Carrier State Female Humans Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pregnancy Pregnancy Complications, Infectious Prevalence Rectum Staphylococcal Infections Vagina

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