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Risk Factors for Persistent MRSA Colonization in Children with Multiple Intensive Care Unit Admissions
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013)
  • Victor O. Popoola
  • Pranita Tamma
  • Nicholas G. Reich, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Trish M. Perl
  • Aaron Milstone
Abstract
We studied methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-colonized children with multiple intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to assess the persistence of MRSA colonization. Our data found that children with more than 1 year between ICU admissions had a higher prevalence of MRSA colonization than the overall ICU population, which supports empirical contact precautions for children with previous MRSA colonization.
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Publication Date
July, 2013
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This article was harvested from PubMed.
Citation Information
Victor O. Popoola, Pranita Tamma, Nicholas G. Reich, Trish M. Perl, et al.. "Risk Factors for Persistent MRSA Colonization in Children with Multiple Intensive Care Unit Admissions" Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Vol. 34 Iss. 7 (2013)
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