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Comparison of rectal swabs and stool cultures for the detection of gastrointestinal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus.

Authors
  • K Crossley
  • J Solliday
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1980
Source
PMC
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Abstract

In a survey of gastrointestinal staphylococcal colonization conducted in hospitalized burned patients, rectal swab cultures yielded Staphylococcus aureus significantly more often (34/65, 52%) than simultaneously collected stool cultures (24/65, 37%; P less than 0.01).

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