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Prevalence of and risk factors associated with the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in the chronic wounds of patients treated in primary health care settings in Brazil

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Author(s):
Lino Pereira-Franchi, Eliane Patricia [1, 2] ; Nogueira Barreira, Maria Rachel [1] ; Lima Moreira da Costa, Natalia de Sousa [1] ; Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Carlos Magno [2] ; Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha, Maria de Lourdes [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias Botucatu, Dept Microbiol & Imunol, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Med Botucatu, Dept Doencas Trop, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical; v. 50, n. 6, p. 833-838, NOV-DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Wounds can be colonized by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS: We evaluated the prevalence of S. aureus and MRSA in the wounds of patients treated at Basic Health Units in Brazil and identified risk factors associated with their presence. RESULTS: The prevalence rates of S. aureus and MRSA were 51.5% and 8.7%, respectively. There was a correlation between the presence of S. aureus in wounds and nostrils (p<0.01). A positive association was detected between S. aureus infection and previous benzylpenicillin use (p=0.02). No associations were observed for MRSA. CONCLUSIONS: Multidrug-resistant pathogens are present in primary healthcare settings in Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/10146-7 - Molecular epidemiology and study of the virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistant isolated from wounds in patients treated in Basic Health Units in the city of Botucatu
Grantee:Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/10975-9 - Protective efficacy of active immunization with the recombinant lipoproteins of Staphylococcus aureus in an experimental model of bacteremia
Grantee:Eliane Patricia Lino Pereira Franchi
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/00257-9 - Molecular epidemiology and study of virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to oxacillin isolated from wounds in patients treated at Basic Health Units in the city of Botucatu
Grantee:Eliane Patricia Lino Pereira Franchi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate