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April 1974

Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in Twins

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Aly, Maibach, Shinefield, and Mandel) and pediatrics (Dr. Shinefield), University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(4):486-488. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110230032004

Identical twins had a slightly greater incidence of concordance of Staphylococcus aureus carriage than nonidentical twins and unrelated children. This concordance was not statistically significant. There was no significant difference among the identical and nonidentical twins and unrelated children in the types of numbers of the other categories of bacteria.