Volume 4, Issue 1 And 2 (9-1997)                   RJMS 1997, 4(1 And 2): 17-22 | Back to browse issues page


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Sadjadi S, Soltani Arabshahi S, Mozafari N, Asadi K. FREQUENCY DETERMINATION OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS NASOPHARYNGEAL CARRIERS AMONG HEALTH PERSONNEL IN THREE TEACHING HOSPITAL. RJMS. 1997; 4 (1 and 2) :17-22
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In order to determining the percentage of staph. carriers which is important in spreading to other patients and thus to the community. This descriptive and cross sectional studv was performed in 3 teaching hospitals of Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services.

380 health workers were chosen, separate nasal and pharyngeal swabs were taken from each person and transferred to mannitol - salt - agar media and coagulase test was performed in those samples who had

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positive culture. The results obtained from 380 samples show that 189

(50%) nasal, 81 (21%) pharyngeal and 64(17%) nasopharyngeal samples were staph aureus carriers.

Among the three hospitals, Branks first in term of the highest number of carriers with 59% nasal and 30% pharyngeal, hospital A and Cranked second and third with 43% - 18% and 44% - 11% rates, respectively.

In hospital A the highest number of nasal carriers were in the surgical ward (67%) and the highest number of pharyngeal carriers in internal medicine (30%). In hospital B the highest number of nasal carriers in CCU (86%) and pharyngeal carriers in ophthalmology department (60%).

The average nasal carrier rate seems to be approximately 50% which is different from American reports Hospital A (43%) and C (44%) shows no difference from American figures, Hospital B with the highest carrier rate requires treatment, improved health care and more restricted infection prevention measurements.

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