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Prevalence of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage Among Patients With Femoral Neck Fractures: Implication for Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Jacques Merrer , MD, Georges Pisica‐Donose , MD, Michel Leneveu , MD and François Pauthier , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 6 (June 2004), pp. 515-517
DOI: 10.1086/502432
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502432
Page Count: 7
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Prevalence of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage Among Patients With Femoral Neck Fractures: Implication for Antibiotic Prophylaxis
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Abstract

ABSTRACT Fifteen (8.4%) of 179 patients admitted with femoral neck fractures carried MRSA. Among 96 patients admitted from their homes, only 2 (2%) were carriers, whereas 13 (15.6%) of 83 patients from nursing or residential homes or long‐term–care facilities were colonized (P = .001). Routine prophylaxis with vancomycin is recommended in the latter group.

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