Jiménez-Truque N, Saye EJ, Soper N, Saville BR, Thomsen I, Edwards KM, Creech CB. Longitudinal Assessment of Colonization With Staphylococcus aureus in Healthy Collegiate Athletes. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2016 Jun;5(5). 105-13. PMID: 27199467 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5407133
Staphylococcus aureus is the leading cause of skin and soft tissue infections in the United States, and S. aureus colonization increases the risk of infection. Although athletes have a higher risk of infection with S. aureus than the general population, most studies in athletes have not assessed colonization.