Prevalence of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children a multicenter cross-sectional study

Heininger, U; Datta, F; Gervaix, A; Schaad, UB; Berger, C; Vaudaux, B; Aebi, C; Hitzler, M; Kind, C; Gnehm, HE; Frei, R; PIGS/MRSA, Study Group (2007). Prevalence of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children a multicenter cross-sectional study. Pediatric infectious disease journal, 26(6), pp. 544-6. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/INF.0b013e31804d244a

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In this cross-sectional multicenter study, we determined the rate of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children admitted to 9 training hospitals in Switzerland during 1 month. From 1337 patients, 1363 nasal swabs were obtained (mean age 6.1 years, median 4.7 years, interquartile range 1.3-10.4 years) and 562 (41.3%) grew S. aureus. Only one isolate was MRSA (0.18%) which encoded mecA and femA genes as well as SCCmec type IV, whereas Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) was absent.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Aebi, Christoph

ISSN:

0891-3668

ISBN:

17529877

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:55

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/INF.0b013e31804d244a

PubMed ID:

17529877

Web of Science ID:

000246931600019

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23379 (FactScience: 41658)

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