Risk of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections among Children Found to be Staphylococcus aureus MRSA USA300 Carriers

@inproceedings{Immergluck2017RiskOS,
  title={Risk of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections among Children Found to be Staphylococcus aureus MRSA USA300 Carriers},
  author={Lilly Cheng Immergluck and Shabnam Jain and Susan M. Ray and Robert Morris Mayberry and Sarah W. Satola and Trisha Chan Parker and Keming Yuan and Anaam Mohammed and Robert C. Jerris},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to examine community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) carriage and infections and determine risk factors associated specifically with MRSA USA300. METHODS We conducted a case control study in a pediatric emergency department. Nasal and axillary swabs were collected, and participants were interviewed for risk factors. The primary outcome was the proportion of S. aureus carriers among those presenting with and without a… CONTINUE READING
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