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Table 4 Distribution of sites colonised by MRSA

From: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) in rehabilitation and chronic-care-facilities: what is the best strategy?

  Colonised on admission N (%) Acquireda N (%)
Nose 24 (9.6) 25 (10.0)
Wounds 8 (3.2) 12 (4.8)
Stools 0 (0) 1 (0.4)
Arm pits 8 (3.2) 12 (4.8)
Folds under breasts 1 (0.4) 0 (0)
Inguinal folds 1 (0.4) 2 (0.8)
Total patients 32b (12.8) 47b (18.8)
  1. aacquired MRSA whilst in hospital, bin total, 9 and 4 patients were positive at several sites on admission and during hospitalisation, respectively