Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections in patients admitted to freestanding pediatric hospitals, 2009-2016

Alicen B. Spaulding, Cary Thurm, Joshua D. Courter, Ritu Banerjee, Jeffrey S. Gerber, Jason G. Newland, Sarah K. Parker, Thomas V. Brogan, Matthew P. Kronman, Samir S. Shah, Michael J. Smith, Sameer J. Patel, Brian R. Lee, Adam L. Hersh

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Abstract

We observed pediatric S. aureus hospitalizations decreased 36% from 26.3 to 16.8 infections per 1,000 admissions from 2009 to 2016, with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) decreasing by 52% and methicillin-susceptible S. aureus decreasing by 17%, among 39 pediatric hospitals. Similar decreases were observed for days of therapy of anti-MRSA antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1490
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume39
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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