Maternal-infant perinatal transmission of methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.

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Because of the increasing importance of Staphylococcus aureus (SA), including methicillin-resistant SA (MRSA) in serious neonatal infections, we studied the contribution of perinatal maternal-infant transmission of SA to the colonization and infection of newborn infants. Cultures for SA, including MRSA, were obtained from nares and vagina of women in labor… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1095179

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