BMC infectious diseases. 2021-04-13; 21.1: 348.

Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in African children from rural and urban communities with atopic dermatitis

Ndhlovu GON, Abotsi RE, Shittu AO, Abdulgader SM, Jamrozy D, Dupont CL, Mankahla A, Nicol MP, Hlela C, Levin ME, Lunjani N, Dube FS

PMID: 33849482


Staphylococcus aureus has been associated with the exacerbation and severity of atopic dermatitis (AD). Studies have not investigated the colonisation dynamics of S. aureus lineages in African toddlers with AD. We determined the prevalence and population structure of S. aureus in toddlers with and without AD from rural and urban South African settings.