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Community-associated Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Otherwise Healthy Infants Less Than 60 Days Old

Day, Cecilia Torres MD*†; Kaplan, Sheldon L. MD*‡; Mason, Edward O. PhD*‡; Hulten, Kristina G. PhD*‡

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: January 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 1 - p 98–100
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a5f9a8
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Community-associated (CA)-Staphylococcus aureus (CA-methicillin-resistant S. aureus in 57%) infections were reviewed in 179 infants (0–60 days) from June 2006 to June 2011. CA-MSSA accounted for 16 of 44 (36%) in year 1 up to 12 of 25 (48%) in year 5 (P = 0.08). Abscess/cellulitis infections were more likely (P = 0.006) to be caused by CA-methicillin-resistant S. aureus (67%) versus other manifestations of infections (46%). Among 160 isolates, 13% were clindamycin resistant and 63% were USA300.

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From the *Department of Pediatrics, Sections of Neonatology and Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX.

Accepted for publication July 19, 2013.

This study was funded, in part, by a grant from Pfizer Inc. (PI, S.L.K.). The company was not involved with any part of the study including the study design, data collection, results, analysis or the writing of the article. The authors have no other funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Address for correspondence: Cecilia Torres Day, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Feigin Center, 1102 Bates Ave Ste 1150, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail:

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