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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318239c1fe
HIV Reports

Staphylococcus aureus Infections in HIV-positive Children and Adolescents

McNeil, J. Chase MD*; Hulten, Kristina G. PhD*; Kaplan, Sheldon L. MD*; Schwarzwald, Heidi L. MD; Mason, Edward O. PhD*

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Abstract

Abstract: A retrospective case-control study was undertaken among patients followed at the Texas Children's Hospital Retrovirology Clinic to determine the risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus infection. A total of 28 episodes of S. aureus infection were identified from 20 patients. Case patients had more advanced HIV disease as measured by CD4 T-cell counts, log10 human immunodeficiency viral load, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention category of disease, than controls.

© 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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