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.
- community-acquired infections
- Staphylococcus aureus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Infectious Diseases
- Microbiology (medical)