With this prospective observational follow-up study of 165 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-positive individuals (23 health care workers and 142 patients), we determined that our MRSA eradication therapy protocol results in a high success rate (81%). Five or more negative culture sets give a predictive value for MRSA eradication therapy success of >90%. Furthermore, MRSA colonization, at least in the throat, and the presence of wounds just before the start of MRSA eradication therapy are associated with MRSA eradication therapy failure. Copyright

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Mollema, F.P.N, Severin, J.A, Nouwen, J.L, Ott, A, Verbrugh, H.A, & Voss, A. (2010). Successful treatment for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and importance of follow-up. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 54(9), 4020–4025. doi:10.1128/AAC.01240-09