Characterization of staphylococcus aureus isolated from healthy children in Portugal

H. Schmid, N. Lôpo, A. Castro, J. Silva, P. Teixeira*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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The prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus carriage among healthy children from four kindergartens located in the North of Portugal and antibiotic resistance of the isolates were evaluated. Nasal swabs were collected from 296 healthy children aged 3 to 6 year. 144 were carriers of S. aureus; 15% of the strains were multidrug resistant. Resistance to gentamicin, chloramphenicol, rifampicin, oxacillin, nitrofurantoin, tetracycline, erythromycin, ampicillin and penicillin were determined to be 1.5, 2.2, 2.2, 9.7, 19, 34.1, 73.3, 84.4 and 91.1%, respectively. All the strains were sensitive to vancomycin. Our study reveals a high prevalence of healthy children carrying S. aureus (49%), including MRSA (9%), in the nasal cavity.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoMicrobes in Applied Research
Subtítulo da publicação do anfitriãoCurrent Advances and Challenges, Malaga, Spain, 14 - 16 September 2011
EditoraWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Páginas509-512
Número de páginas4
ISBN (eletrónico)9789814405041
ISBN (impresso)9814405035, 9789814405034
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Estado da publicaçãoPublished - 1 jan 2012

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