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Prevalence of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children a multicenter cross-sectional study

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Datta, Florence
Schaad, Urs B
Hitzler, Michael
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Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2007, vol. 26, no. 6, p. 544-6
Abstract In this cross-sectional multicenter study, we determined the rate of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children admitted to 9 training hospitals in Switzerland during 1 month. From 1337 patients, 1363 nasal swabs were obtained (mean age 6.1 years, median 4.7 years, interquartile range 1.3-10.4 years) and 562 (41.3%) grew S. aureus. Only one isolate was MRSA (0.18%) which encoded mecA and femA genes as well as SCCmec type IV, whereas Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) was absent.
Keywords AdolescentBacterial Proteins/geneticsBacterial Toxins/geneticsCarrier State/epidemiology/microbiologyChildChild, PreschoolCross-Sectional StudiesDNA, Bacterial/geneticsExotoxins/geneticsFemaleHospitalizationHospitals, TeachingHumansInfantLeukocidins/geneticsMaleMethicillin ResistanceNasal Cavity/microbiologyPrevalenceStaphylococcal Infections/epidemiology/microbiologyStaphylococcus aureus/drug effects/isolation & purificationSwitzerland/epidemiology
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PMID: 17529877
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Research groups Etiologie des pneumonies et marqueurs inflammatoires chez l'enfant fébrile (183)
Groupe Posfay-Barbe Clara (pédiatrie générale) (853)
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HEININGER, Ulrich et al. Prevalence of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children a multicenter cross-sectional study. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2007, vol. 26, n° 6, p. 544-6. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:43988

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