Radiological findings of community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus pediatric pneumonia in Hawaii

@article{Erdem2010RadiologicalFO,
  title={Radiological findings of community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus pediatric pneumonia in Hawaii},
  author={Guliz Erdem and Lora Bergert and Kyra A Len and Marian E. Melish and Kevin Kon and Robert DiMauro},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={1768-1773}
}
BackgroundCommunity-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (CA-SA) infections are common among pediatric patients in Hawaii.ObjectiveWe wanted to characterize the radiological features of methicillin-susceptible (CA-MSSA) and methicillin-resistant (CA-MRSA) staphylococcal pneumonia in Hawaiian children.Materials and methodsWe retrospectively reviewed medical records and imaging studies of children with SA pneumonia identified from 1996 through 2007.ResultsOf 40 children, 26 (65%) had CA-MRSA pneumonia… CONTINUE READING

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