Cutaneous abscesses in children: epidemiology in the era of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pediatric emergency department.

@article{Holsenback2012CutaneousAI,
  title={Cutaneous abscesses in children: epidemiology in the era of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Heather Holsenback and Lisa I. Smith and Michelle D Stevenson},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={
          684-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Skin and soft tissue infections are a major public health issue. Previous literature suggests a recurrence rate of 4% in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the epidemiology, body location, and history of previous infections among children in the emergency department setting. METHODS A retrospective study was performed using electronic medical records from all subjects treated in a large pediatric emergency department with attending physician diagnosis and billing… CONTINUE READING
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