Letters MRSA screening

Clarity is needed on which sites to screen

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1308 (Published 31 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1308
  1. Simon F Hill, consultant microbiologist
  1. 1Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole, Dorset BH21 3XA
  1. simon.hill{at}poole.nhs.uk

    Kluytmans and Struelens, in their clinical review on meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospital, concluded that the most important site to screen for MRSA carriage was the nose and that screening other non-clinical sites (perineum, groin, or axilla) was not useful.1

    This is contrary to the …

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