Prevalence of and risk factors for community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus colonization in children seen in a practice-based research network.

@article{Fritz2008PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and risk factors for community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus colonization in children seen in a practice-based research network.},
  author={Stephanie A Fritz and Jane Garbutt and Alexis M Elward and William Shannon and Gregory A Storch},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 6},
  pages={1090-8}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to define the prevalence of and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in the St Louis pediatric population. METHODS Children from birth to 18 years of age presenting for sick and well visits were recruited from pediatric practices affiliated with a practice-based research network. Nasal swabs were obtained, and a questionnaire was administered. RESULTS We enrolled 1300 participants from 11 practices. The prevalence of methicillin… CONTINUE READING

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