Determination of Nasal Carriage and Skin Colonization, Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Genetic Relatedness of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Patients with Atopic Dermatitis in Szczecin, Poland

BMC Infect Dis

The obtained results indicated non-clonal structure of S. aureus circulating in AD patients. PFGE results showed the clonal-structure of vast majority of S. aureus isolated from nose and skin from nasal carriers what may prove the autoinfection in these patients. All examined patients the moderate or strong severity of AD was reported. Susceptibility to most antibiotics among isolated strains was also observed.