Prevalence and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a diabetic outpatient population: A prospective cohort study
American Journal of Infection Control, 05/02/2012
Kutlu SS et al. – The prevalence of MRSA colonization in the sample of diabetic outpatients was 9.9%. Independent risk factors for MRSA colonization were the presence of connective tissue disease and insulin use. A better understanding of the epidemiology and risk factors for nasal MRSA colonization in the persons with diabetes may have significant implications for the treatment and prevention of MRSA infections.