Risk Factors for persistent methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children with multiple intensive care unit admissions

Victor O. Popoola, Pranita Tamma, Nicholas G. Reich, Trish M. Perl, Aaron M. Milstone

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Abstract

We studied methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)- colonized children with multiple intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to assess the persistence of MRSA colonization. Our data found that children with more than 1 year between ICU admissions had a higher prevalence of MRSA colonization than the overall ICU population, which supports empirical contact precautions for children with previous MRSA colonization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)748-750
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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