The specimens were collected from both of the anterior nares
by one cotton swab that was moistened with sterile saline.
8 1 Respiratory system Q30-34 (N=4) Congenital stenosis of anterior nares
Sample was collected with sterile cotton swabs by rotating the swabs gently for five times in both anterior nares
avoiding posterior nares of the study participants so that the tip was entirely at the nasal osteum.
The nasal cavity compartments extended from anterior nares
to posterior nares (choanae).
aureus colonizes the anterior nares
and other body sites, but the anterior nares
are the most consistent site of colonization.
5) Although this bacterium colonizes more in the anterior nares
of HIV-infected patients, some types like MRSA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) type USA300 with higher priority colonizes in the buttocks, genitals, and perineum.
Approximately one third of the population carries Staphylococcus aureus as normal flora in the anterior nares
, which can lead to opportunistic infections.
Samples were obtained using swabs from both the anterior nares
and the oropharynx of each individual.
aureus can colonize the anterior nares
and 25 to 30 percent of the population is colonized at a given time.
For example, although the anterior nares
is considered the primary reservoir of S.
However, several studies have shown individuals may have colonisation exclusively in the throat that would be missed on screening limited to the anterior nares
MRSA colonizes the anterior nares
of approximately 1% of the population.