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Staphylococcus aureus transmission : clinical and molecular aspects

By A.L.A. Bloemendaal


Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen in nosocomial infections. Up to 30% of UCI related infections are caused by S. aureus. In this thesis we explore both clinical and molecular aspects of patient-to-patient transmission of S. aureus. We performed a European ICU study exploring infection prevention measures and their influence on transmission. We developed a experimental transmission model in animals, showing a difference in spread and colonization persistence between MSSA and MRSA. Next to this we developed a microarray for the typing of S. aureus

Publisher: Utrecht University
Year: 2010
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