A population-based study of Staphylococcus aureus infections
Grant number: 509304 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010
Staphylococcus aureus infections range from boils to life-threatening diseases and are increasingly resistant to antibiotics and difficult to treat. This study follows patients with community-acquired S. aureus infections, and close contacts, for 24 months to see if they carry S. aureus (nose swabs) or develop infection. Our data on risk factors for colonisation and infection will help doctors decide whether to trace and treat contacts of patients to protect households from further infection.
Related publications (2)
A Prescription for Resistance: Management of Staphylococcal Skin Abscesses by General Practitioners in Australia
Christine Parrott, Gillian Wood, Ekaterina Bogatyreva, Geoffrey W Coombs, Paul DR Johnson, Catherine M Bennett
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the management of staphylococcal abscesses (boils) by general practitioners (GPs) in the context of ri..
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in households of infected cases: a pooled analysis of primary data from three studies across international settings
J Knox, M Van Rijen, A-C Uhlemann, M Miller, C Hafer, P Vavagiakis, Q Shi, PDR Johnson, G Coombs, M Kluytmans-Van den Bergh, J Kluytmans, CM Bennett, FD Lowy
Diverse strain types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cause infections in community settings worldwide. To ex..