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Nasal Bacteria May Be Predictor Of Skin Infections, Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Study


5/22/2014 6:25:58 AM

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Bacteria found in the nose may be a key indicator for future development of skin and soft-tissue infections in remote areas of the body. Scientists have long known that a number of bacteria reside in the nose, and that those who carry the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus in their noses are at a higher risk for developing skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). However, until now, no one has been able to determine why some S. aureus carriers develop infections while others do not.

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