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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus eradication in young infants should include the diaper area and treat housing contacts


Meyer Sauteur, P M; Leimer, N; Chan, P K; Relly, C; Seidl, K; Zinkernagel, A S; Berger, C (2015). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus eradication in young infants should include the diaper area and treat housing contacts. Acta Paediatrica:e581-e584.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes community and healthcare associated infections in all age groups and treatment can be difficult due to its resistance against methicillin and other antimicrobials. The disease spectrum ranges from superficial skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) (1) to life-threatening invasive infections (2). Colonisation is age-dependent (3) and often precedes infection (1). Other risk factors for MRSA infections in children are not well established. We aimed to characterise paediatric MRSA infections to assess potential risk factors for transmission and infection in children in a single centre in Switzerland, a country with a very low prevalence of MRSA, at less than 1% (4). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes community and healthcare associated infections in all age groups and treatment can be difficult due to its resistance against methicillin and other antimicrobials. The disease spectrum ranges from superficial skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) (1) to life-threatening invasive infections (2). Colonisation is age-dependent (3) and often precedes infection (1). Other risk factors for MRSA infections in children are not well established. We aimed to characterise paediatric MRSA infections to assess potential risk factors for transmission and infection in children in a single centre in Switzerland, a country with a very low prevalence of MRSA, at less than 1% (4). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:5 September 2015
Deposited On:20 Nov 2015 12:49
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:31
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0803-5253
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13179
PubMed ID:26341723

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