First time I have ever seen this. The doctor was in for medical clearance, he saw the patient has MRSA colonization of the NARES. He is now postponing the surgery for 5 days for treatment (Bactroban ointment in nose).
The surgery was a PLIF but now the patient has to wait a week and redo everything.
Anyone ever hear of this? I could understand active MRSA but colonization of nares...