Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus skin infections and their household contacts.

@article{Fritz2012StaphylococcusAC,
  title={Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus skin infections and their household contacts.},
  author={Stephanie A Fritz and Patrick G. Hogan and Genevieve A Hayek and Kimberly A Eisenstein and Marcela Rodr{\'i}guez and Melissa J. Krauss and Jane Garbutt and Victoria J. Fraser},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={166 6},
  pages={551-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To measure prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in household contacts of children with acute S aureus skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), determine risk factors for S aureus colonization in household contacts, and assess anatomic sites of S aureus colonization in patients and household contacts. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING St Louis Children's Hospital Emergency Department and ambulatory wound center and 9 community pediatric practices affiliated with a… CONTINUE READING