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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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CALDERINI, Mirtha et al. Nasal colonization of Staphylococcus aureus and its relationship with systemic involvement in adult patients admitted to the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.2, pp.13-16. ISSN 1996-3696.  https://doi.org/10.18004/imt/201510213-16.

Abstract Introduction: The diversity of S. aureus to cause various infections is known worldwide, it is estimated 28 cases per 100,000 people. Recent years have shown how re-emerging in severe skin and soft tissue infections in patients in the community parties, but with different genotypic and phenotypic characteristics. Aim: To determine the relationship between nasal colonization of Staphylococcus aureus and its relationship with systemic disease in adult patients admitted to the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Materials and Methods: Prospective, analytic and cross-sectional study in which patients > 16 years of the community were included with skin and soft tissue infection and / or invasive S. aureus infections parties admitted to the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Results: We included 86 patients (pts). The mean age of patients was 39 ± 17, 53 (62%) male, frequent diagnoses jurisdiction: cellulite 43 pts (52%), forunculosis 12 sts (14%) and abscess 8 pts (10%). Crops grown 73, 28 returned positive for S. aureus (38%, 50% MRSA), 33 pts had treatment (tto.) Previous (38%), 15 pts (17%) required tto change. 18 pts had complications (pneumonia 33%, 17% osteomyelitis). Two patients died (2%), both SAMS. Three patients (3%) were recurrent infection, 4 (5%) immunosuppressed patients, we found 40 patients with negative return (46,5%) p = 0,29 association. Conclusion: In the relation of nasal colonization of S. aureus with systemic disease in adult patients admitted to the Institute of Tropical Medicine no significant association

Keywords : adults patiens; skin and soft tissue infections.

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