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Prospective 18 month surveillance study of MRSA colonization in an orthopedic unit in sri Lanka

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V Thevanesam ,

Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya, LK
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Senior Professor of Microbiology & Cadre Chair
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H Suraweera,

Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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P Kannangara,

Ministry of Health, LK
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IKB Weerasekera,

Ministry of Health, LK
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HMW Abeywardena,

Ministry of Health, LK
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EMW Ekanayake,

Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine Peradeniya, LK
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TM Gamage,

Department of Microbiology Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya, LK
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LVC Liyanapathirana

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Lecturer (Probationary)

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya

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Abstract

The prevalence and acquisition of MRSA colonization at an Orthopaedic Unit in Sri Lanka were studied over an 18 month period. 260 of 1684 patients screened on admission were colonized with MRSA. Patients who were negative at preliminary screening were rescreened at weekly intervals during their hospital stay. Of 1424 patients who were rescreened, 170 acquired MRSA. This information is beneficial in planning and implementing suitable infection control procedures in Sri Lankan hospitals.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v3i1.4046

How to Cite: Thevanesam, V. et al., (2013). Prospective 18 month surveillance study of MRSA colonization in an orthopedic unit in sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 3(1), pp.9–14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v3i1.4046
Published on 06 Feb 2013.
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