Staphylococcus aureus infections in HIV-positive children and adolescents

J. Chase McNeil, Kristina G. Hulten, Sheldon Kaplan, Heidi L. Schwarzwald, Edward Mason

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Abstract

A retrospective case-control study was undertaken among patients followed at the Texas Children's Hospital Retrovirology Clinic to determine the risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus infection. A total of 28 episodes of S. aureus infection were identified from 20 patients. Case patients had more advanced HIV disease as measured by CD4 T-cell counts, log10 human immunodeficiency viral load, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention category of disease, than controls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • children
  • HIV
  • methicillin resistance
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • USA300

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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