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Risk Factors for Persistent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Children with Multiple Intensive Care Unit Admissions

Victor O. Popoola MBBS MPH, Pranita Tamma MD MHS, Nicholas G. Reich PhD, Trish M. Perl MD MSc and Aaron M. Milstone MD MHS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 7 (July 2013), pp. 748-750
DOI: 10.1086/670994
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/670994
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Risk Factors for Persistent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Children with Multiple Intensive Care Unit Admissions
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Abstract

We studied methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)–colonized children with multiple intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to assess the persistence of MRSA colonization. Our data found that children with more than 1 year between ICU admissions had a higher prevalence of MRSA colonization than the overall ICU population, which supports empirical contact precautions for children with previous MRSA colonization.

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