Methicillin-resistant and borderline methicillin-resistant asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children without identifiable risk factors.

@article{Suggs1999MethicillinresistantAB,
  title={Methicillin-resistant and borderline methicillin-resistant asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children without identifiable risk factors.},
  author={Adrienne H Suggs and Melinda C Maranan and Susan Boyle-Vavra and Robert S. Daum},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={410-4}
}
BACKGROUND The recent evolution in the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in children, whereby children without traditional risk factors for MRSA have been hospitalized in increasing numbers, prompted us to establish whether a parallel increase in "asymptomatic" MRSA colonization had occurred. METHODS We cultured the nares and perineum of 500 children attending our Pediatric Emergency Department. RESULTS One hundred thirty-two (26.4… CONTINUE READING

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