The incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pressure ulcers

Donald W. Buck, Haley Goucher, Victor L. Lewis

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Abstract

Colonization of chronic wounds with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus continues to be an important healthcare concern. Aside from the morbidity associated with infections, colonization alone can contribute to outbreaks at long-term-care facilities and within hospitals. Despite the prevalence of pressure ulcers, the incidence of S aureus in these chronic wounds is unknown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • Chronic wound
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Essure sores
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Paralysis

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