A multicenter, cross-sectional study on the prevalence and risk factors for nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in patients admitted to children's hospitals in Switzerland

Datta, Florence; Erb, Thomas; Heininger, Ulrich; Gervaix, Alain; Schaad, Urs B; Berger, Christoph; Vaudaux, Bernard; Aebi, Christoph; Hitzler, Michael; Kind, Christian; Gnehm, Hanspeter E; Frei, Reno (2008). A multicenter, cross-sectional study on the prevalence and risk factors for nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in patients admitted to children's hospitals in Switzerland. Clinical infectious diseases, 47(7), pp. 923-6. Cary, N.C.: The University of Chicago Press 10.1086/591700

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The rate of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and associated risk factors were determined in a cross-sectional study involving Swiss children's hospitals. S. aureus was isolated in 562 of 1363 cases. In a stepwise multivariate analysis, the variables age, duration of antibiotic use, and hospitalization of a household member were independently associated with carriage of S. aureus.

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:

1058-4838

ISBN:

18715155

Publisher:

The University of Chicago Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:02

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 07:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1086/591700

PubMed ID:

18715155

Web of Science ID:

000259038400011

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.27155

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27155 (FactScience: 104800)

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