Discordance between staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization and skin infections in children

Aaron E. Chen, Joseph B. Cantey, Karen C. Carroll, Tracy Ross, Sharon Speser, George K. Siberry

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Abstract

We examined nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in otherwise healthy children presenting with skin and soft tissue infections. We found high rates of nasal colonization with S. aureus, but significant discordance between nasal and wound isolates. Recurrent skin and soft tissue infections were common but unrelated to baseline methicillin-resistant S. aureus nasal colonization status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CA-MRSA
  • MRSA
  • Nasal colonization
  • Pediatric
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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