The incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pressure ulcers

Donald W. Buck*, Haley Goucher, Victor L. Lewis

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


  • Chronic wound
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Essure sores
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Paralysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Dermatology


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