Patients carrying Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) at an ENT Clinic Mikikazu Yamagiwa 1 1Department of Otolaryngology, Matsusaka Chuo Hospital pp.1148-1151
Published Date 1995/12/20
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1411901285
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We treated 46 patients (17 male and 29 female, aged 26-84 years old) carrying MRSA at our ENT clinic between January, 1993 and March, 1995 and the results were summarized as follows. 1. Seventy-four percent of the patients wereolder than 60 years.

2 . Thirty-nine percent were MRSA positive at the bacteriological study on the first examination day. A few patients might catch MRSA inside our clinic.

3. MRSA was detected most frequently in the nasal cavity and then in the throat.

4. No specific antibiotics were used before MRSA detection.

5. MRSA disappeared without any intensive chemotherapy in some patients.

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