Recurrent staphylococcal infection in families

Steele, Russell W. (1980) Recurrent staphylococcal infection in families. Archives of Dermatology, 116 2: 189-190. doi:10.1001/archderm.116.2.189

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Author Steele, Russell W.
Title Recurrent staphylococcal infection in families
Journal name Archives of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-987X
Publication date 1980-02-01
Year available 1980
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1001/archderm.116.2.189
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Volume 116
Issue 2
Start page 189
End page 190
Total pages 2
Place of publication Chicago, IL, United States
Publisher American Medical Association
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This controlled double-blind study examined the efficacy of a single large inoculum of Staphylococcus aureus 502A in interrupting intrafamilial spread of recurrent staphylococcal abscesses. Forty families were enrolled in the study and 32 completed six months of follow-up care. All participants were first treated with oral oxacillin sodium or dicloxacillin sodium, twice daily hexachlorophene showers, and bacitracin given nasally for two weeks. Some then received nasal inoculation of 105 to 109 organisms of S. aureus 502A while others were given only sterile broth. Fifteen of 17 families or 29 of 36 individuals who received 502A remained free of recurrence for six months of observation, while only four of 15 control families or 18 of 34 members had no recurrences (P<.005). After six months after colonization, 83% of the treatment group retained the 502A organism.
Keyword Dermatology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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