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Risk of staphylococcal infection runs in families

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 05 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3674
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

The risk of infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia may have a genetic component, a large Danish study published in Annals of Internal Medicine has found.1

The study showed that having a first degree relative, especially a sibling, who has been hospitalised with S aureus bacteraemia considerably increases a person’s risk for the disease regardless of the sex of the family …

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