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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Decolonization
  • Repetitive-sequence polymerase chain reaction
  • Skin and soft-tissue infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus


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