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Carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in dogs--a longitudinal study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, January 2012
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Title
Carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in dogs--a longitudinal study
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BMC Veterinary Research, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-8-34
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Ulrika Windahl, Elin Reimegård, Bodil Holst, Agneta Egenvall, Liselotte Fernström, Mona Fredriksson, Gunilla Trowald-Wigh, Ulrika Andersson

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant S. pseudintermedius strains (MRSP) are reported with increasing frequency in bacterial cultures from dogs. The objectives of this study were to determine whether MRSP could be found in dogs several months after a clinically apparent infection and whether the length of carriage varied depending on systemic antimicrobial treatment, diagnosis at time of the first positive MRSP culture and the presence of skin disease or wounds. Thirty-one dogs previously diagnosed with a clinical infection were sampled repeatedly for a minimum of eight months or, with the exception of two dogs, until two consecutive negative results were obtained. Five specified locations were sampled, and the results were evaluated to determine future recommendations concerning sample strategies when screening for MRSP carriage. Information was collected from medical records and questionnaires to evaluate factors that may influence length of carriage. The overall median length of MRSP carriage was 11 months (48 weeks). The presence of wounds and signs of dermatitis did not influence length of carriage. Systemic treatment for three weeks or longer with antimicrobial agents to which the bacterium was resistant was associated with prolonged carriage compared to dogs treated for a shorter period of time. Three of five dogs treated with an antimicrobial to which their MRSP-isolates were susceptible (tetracycline) were found to still be MRSP-positive when sampled after the end of treatment. Wound samples had the highest positive MRSP yield (81%) for the positive sample sites, compared to less than 70% for each of the other four sample sites. Cultures from the nostrils were less likely to detect MRSP carriage relative to the pharynx, perineum, wounds and the corner of the mouth. Dogs can carry MRSP for more than a year after a clinically apparent infection. Systemic antimicrobial treatment of infections with antimicrobial agents to which the MRSP-bacteria are resistant should be avoided when possible in dogs with possible or confirmed MRSP carriage or infection, since it may prolong time of MRSP carriage. Simultaneous sampling of pharynx, perineum, and the corner of the mouth as well as wounds when present is recommended when screening for MRSP. Cultures from nostrils were shown to be less likely to detect MRSP carriage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Sri Lanka 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 123 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 15%
Researcher 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Student > Postgraduate 13 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Other 34 27%
Unknown 22 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 40 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 10 8%
Unknown 25 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 July 2013.
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#6,755,067
of 22,684,168 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#501
of 3,034 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62,705
of 244,115 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#12
of 38 outputs
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