Current trends in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a tertiary care pediatric facility.

@article{Hussain2000CurrentTI,
  title={Current trends in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a tertiary care pediatric facility.},
  author={Farid M Hussain and Susan Boyle-Vavra and Cindy D Bethel and Robert S. Daum},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 12},
  pages={1163-6}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections increased at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital (UCCH) from 10 per 100,000 admissions from 1988 to 1990 to 259 per 100,000 admissions from 1993 to 1995. Because this increase may have represented a one time occurrence or a limited disease outbreak, we updated our previous observations at UCCH in 1998 and 1999 to see whether this trend had continued. DESIGN Prospective… CONTINUE READING

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