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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000215228.25382.bd
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PREVALENCE OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS NASAL CARRIAGE IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO DRISCOLL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Alfaro, Carmen MD*; Mascher-Denen, Marcella MD*; Fergie, Jaime MD*†; Purcell, Kevin MD, PharmD, MHA†‡

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Abstract

A nasal swab specimen was collected for culture within 48 hours of admission and a questionnaire was completed using a convenience sample of 350 patients admitted to Driscoll Children's Hospital between February 15 and March 15, 2005. Of the 350 patients enrolled, 125 (36%) patients were colonized with Staphylococcus. aureus and 76 (61%) of the 125 S. aureus isolates were methicillin-resistant.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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