MRSA eradication in a health care worker with cystic fibrosis; re-emergence or re-infection?

Downey, D. G., Kidd, T. J., Coulter, C. and Bell, S. C. (2005) MRSA eradication in a health care worker with cystic fibrosis; re-emergence or re-infection?. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 4 3: 205-207. doi:10.1016/j.jcf.2005.05.014


Author Downey, D. G.
Kidd, T. J.
Coulter, C.
Bell, S. C.
Title MRSA eradication in a health care worker with cystic fibrosis; re-emergence or re-infection?
Journal name Journal of Cystic Fibrosis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1569-1993
Publication date 2005-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcf.2005.05.014
Volume 4
Issue 3
Start page 205
End page 207
Total pages 3
Editor H.G.M. Heijerman
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
320401 Medical Bacteriology
730110 Respiratory system and diseases (incl. asthma)
Formatted abstract
Methicillin-resistant Staphylocosis aureus (MRSA) is an emerging infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). MRSA may be a management dilemma for healthcare workers (HCWs) with CF. Eradication of MRSA with long-term rifampicin and fusidic acid can be achieved in patients with CF. We describe a case of recurrent MRSA infection in a HCW with CF. Molecular typing of the MRSA isolates supported re-infection rather than re-emergence of an earlier MRSA infection. Infection control advice for HCWs with CF who acquire MRSA remains controversial.
Keyword Cystic fibrosis
Health care worker
MRSA
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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