We retrospectively evaluated the frequency of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections in children at a general hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2011 to 2015. Of 64 patients with confirmed S. aureus infection, 11 (17.2%) had CA-MRSA. CA-MRSA infections in Brazil, and in particular those with a severe presentation, should not be overlooked.
From the *Department of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital
†Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital
‡Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Medical School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Accepted for publication May 23, 2018.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.
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