We assessed the relatedness by repetitive-sequence polymerase chain reaction of isolates obtained from children with recurrent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cutaneous infections over 6 years. Ninety percent of the cases could be attributed to recurrence of the same strain type, suggesting that optimized decolonization methods in children might effectively prevent recurrent infection.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
|Published - Sep 1 2014
- Repetitive-sequence polymerase chain reaction
- Skin and soft-tissue infection
- Staphylococcus aureus