Stool Colonization of Healthcare Workers with Selected Resistant Bacteria

Yehuda Carmeli*, Lata Venkataraman, Paola C. DeGirolami, Deborah A. Lichtenberg, Adolf W. Karchmer, Matthew H. Samore

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We examined the carriage of selected resistant bacteria in the stools of healthcare workers who provided direct patient care. Neither vancomycin-resistant enterococci, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, nor Clostridium difficile was recovered from the 55 stool specimens collected. A ceftazidime-resistant Citrobacter freundii was isolated from one specimen. We conclude that the stool of health-care workers is colonized infrequently with these resistant organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


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