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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31818cb0c4
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DISCORDANCE BETWEEN STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS NASAL COLONIZATION AND SKIN INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN

Chen, Aaron E. MD*; Cantey, Joseph B. MD*; Carroll, Karen C. MD†‡; Ross, Tracy BS†; Speser, Sharon BS†; Siberry, George K. MD, MPH*

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Abstract

We examined nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in otherwise healthy children presenting with skin and soft tissue infections. We found high rates of nasal colonization with S. aureus, but significant discordance between nasal and wound isolates. Recurrent skin and soft tissue infections were common but unrelated to baseline methicillin-resistant S. aureus nasal colonization status.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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