Outbreak of invasive disease caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in neonates and prevalence in the neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Nambiar2003OutbreakOI,
  title={Outbreak of invasive disease caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in neonates and prevalence in the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Sumathi Nambiar and Loreen A. Herwaldt and Nalini Singh},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2003},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={220-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe an outbreak of severe invasive disease caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the epidemiology of MRSA in a neonatal intensive care unit during a 12-yr period from 1989 to 2001. SETTING A 40-bed, level III neonatal intensive care unit at a children's hospital that admits approximately 450 neonates each year from about 35 neighboring hospitals. PATIENTS All neonates infected or colonized with MRSA during the outbreak are described. All cases… CONTINUE READING

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