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Staphylococcus aureus skin colonization in atopic dermatitis patients.
Dermatologica. 1985; 170(1):35-9.D

Abstract

A study was conducted to compare the Staphylococcus aureus skin colonization of 21 patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and 22 healthy controls. It was found that the total aerobe count (total CFU/cm2), the S. aureus fraction thereof and the S. aureus carrier frequency were significantly higher in apparently normal skin of AD patients than in healthy individuals. In addition, compared to normal skin of patients S. aureus density was 100 to 1,000 times higher in the 3 different kinds of lesional skin (dermatitic, lichenified and impetiginized sites). 190 S. aureus strains isolated from the skin of AD patients were tested for sensitivity to 5 topically used antibiotics and the results reported. Besides the biological consequences for the person affected by AD this severe colonization with S. aureus is of epidemiological importance. Several outbreaks of S. aureus infections by dispersal from dermatitic skin have been described. Therefore some preventive and therapeutic aspects are discussed.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3972149

Citation

Hauser, C, et al. "Staphylococcus Aureus Skin Colonization in Atopic Dermatitis Patients." Dermatologica, vol. 170, no. 1, 1985, pp. 35-9.
Hauser C, Wuethrich B, Matter L, et al. Staphylococcus aureus skin colonization in atopic dermatitis patients. Dermatologica. 1985;170(1):35-9.
Hauser, C., Wuethrich, B., Matter, L., Wilhelm, J. A., Sonnabend, W., & Schopfer, K. (1985). Staphylococcus aureus skin colonization in atopic dermatitis patients. Dermatologica, 170(1), 35-9.
Hauser C, et al. Staphylococcus Aureus Skin Colonization in Atopic Dermatitis Patients. Dermatologica. 1985;170(1):35-9. PubMed PMID: 3972149.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Staphylococcus aureus skin colonization in atopic dermatitis patients. AU - Hauser,C, AU - Wuethrich,B, AU - Matter,L, AU - Wilhelm,J A, AU - Sonnabend,W, AU - Schopfer,K, PY - 1985/1/1/pubmed PY - 1985/1/1/medline PY - 1985/1/1/entrez SP - 35 EP - 9 JF - Dermatologica JO - Dermatologica VL - 170 IS - 1 N2 - A study was conducted to compare the Staphylococcus aureus skin colonization of 21 patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and 22 healthy controls. It was found that the total aerobe count (total CFU/cm2), the S. aureus fraction thereof and the S. aureus carrier frequency were significantly higher in apparently normal skin of AD patients than in healthy individuals. In addition, compared to normal skin of patients S. aureus density was 100 to 1,000 times higher in the 3 different kinds of lesional skin (dermatitic, lichenified and impetiginized sites). 190 S. aureus strains isolated from the skin of AD patients were tested for sensitivity to 5 topically used antibiotics and the results reported. Besides the biological consequences for the person affected by AD this severe colonization with S. aureus is of epidemiological importance. Several outbreaks of S. aureus infections by dispersal from dermatitic skin have been described. Therefore some preventive and therapeutic aspects are discussed. SN - 0011-9075 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3972149/Staphylococcus_aureus_skin_colonization_in_atopic_dermatitis_patients_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9652 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -