Nasal staphylococcus aureus colonization among mothers of term and late preterm previously healthy neonates with community-acquired staphylococcus aureus infections

Régine M. Fortunov, Kristina G. Hulten, Coburn H. Allen, Wendy A. Hammerman, Linda B. Lamberth, Edward Mason, Sheldon Kaplan

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Abstract

We enrolled 35 case neonates with community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infection and their mothers and 19 control mother-neonate pairs. We obtained neonatal and maternal anterior nasal cultures, and clinical isolates. S. aureus nasal colonization was greater in case than control pairs. Neonates were more often infected with their nasal strain than their mothers nasal strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • colonization
  • community-acquired infections
  • infant
  • mother
  • Staphylococcus aureus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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