Skip Navigation LinksHome > June 2007 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 > PREVALENCE OF NASAL COLONIZATION WITH METHICILLIN-RESISTANT...
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31804d244a
Brief Reports

PREVALENCE OF NASAL COLONIZATION WITH METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) IN CHILDREN A MULTICENTER CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Heininger, Ulrich MD*; Datta, Florence MD*; Gervaix, Alain MD†; Schaad, Urs B. MD*; Berger, Christoph MD‡; Vaudaux, Bernard MD§; Aebi, Christoph MD∥; Hitzler, Michael MD¶; Kind, Christian MD#; Gnehm, Hanspeter E. MD**; Frei, Reno MD††; the PIGS/MRSA Study Group

Collapse Box

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.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Login

Article Tools

Share

Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.