Community-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in otherwise healthy infants less than 60 days old

Cecilia Torres Day, Sheldon L. Kaplan, Edward O. Mason, Kristina G. Hulten

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Abstract

Community-associated (CA)-Staphylococcus aureus (CA-methicillin-resistant S. aureus in 57%) infections were reviewed in 179 infants (0-60 days) from June 2006 to June 2011. CA-MSSA accounted for 16 of 44 (36%) in year 1 up to 12 of 25 (48%) in year 5 (P = 0.08). Abscess/cellulitis infections were more likely (P = 0.006) to be caused by CA-methicillin-resistant S. aureus (67%) versus other manifestations of infections (46%). Among 160 isolates, 13% were clindamycin resistant and 63% were USA300.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Community-Associated Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Infants
  • Neonates
  • Pustulosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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