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Nasal Carriage and Resistance Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus Among Healthy Medical Students

Reza Khashei 1 , Khosrow Zamani 1 , Mohammad Kaveh 1 , Mohammad Motamedifar 1 , 2 and Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie 1 , 3 , *
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1 Department of Bacteriology and Virology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
2 Shiraz HIV/AIDS Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
3 Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: February 01, 2016, 7 (1); e29408
  • Published Online: February 14, 2016
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: April 22, 2015
  • Accepted: September 29, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/jjhr-29408

To Cite: Khashei R, Zamani K, Kaveh M, Motamedifar M, Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie H. Nasal Carriage and Resistance Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus Among Healthy Medical Students, Jentashapir J Health Res. 2016 ; 7(1):e29408. doi: 10.17795/jjhr-29408.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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