Enhanced surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia in children in the UK and Ireland.

@article{Johnson2010EnhancedSO,
  title={Enhanced surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia in children in the UK and Ireland.},
  author={Alan P. Johnson and Mike Sharland and Cecilia M. Goodall and Robin Blackburn and Angela Marie Kearns and Richard G. B. Gilbert and Theresa L. Lamagni and Andre Charlett and Marjorie Ganner and Rowland Hill and Barry D. Cookson and David M. Livermore and Jennifer Elizabeth Wilson and Robert J. Cunney and Angela S. Rossney and Georgia Duckworth},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2010},
  volume={95 10},
  pages={
          781-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and demographic features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia in children in the UK and Ireland and to characterise MRSA isolated from cases. DESIGN Prospective surveillance study. SETTING Children aged <16 years hospitalised with bacteraemia due to MRSA. METHODS Cases were ascertained by active surveillance involving paediatricians reporting to the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit and by routine laboratory surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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