Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Pediatric Patients
Published Date:Jun 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(6):966-968.
Bacterial Respiratory Infection
Keywords: Methicillin Resistance
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Pediatric Infectious Diseases/vaccines
Description:Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections increased from 2000 to 2003 in hospitalized pediatric patients in Houston. CA-MRSA was associated with greater illness than was infection with methicillin-susceptible strains. Children with CA-MRSA were younger and mostly African American. Of MRSA isolates, 4.5% had the inducible macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B phenotype.
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