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With MRSA, Look Past the Nose














Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus likes to hide in other moist places besides the anterior nares, especially the throat, perineum, armpits, and under pendulous breasts. To determine if a patient with recurrent MRSA abscesses or other skin infections is truly a carrier and thus a candidate for decolonization, it's best to obtain cultures from all these sites, Dr. Theodore Rosen explains. See the related story at http://tinyurl.com/67d8q4c
 
 

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