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.