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methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers, chronic wound, paralysis



  1. Buck, Donald W. II MD
  2. Goucher, Haley BS
  3. Lewis, Victor L. Jr MD


ABSTRACT: Colonization of chronic wounds with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus continues to be an important healthcare concern. Aside from the morbidity associated with infections, colonization alone can contribute to outbreaks at long-term-care facilities and within hospitals. Despite the prevalence of pressure ulcers, the incidence of S aureus in these chronic wounds is unknown.