The natural history of contemporary Staphylococcus Aureus nasal colonization in community children

Stephanie A. Fritz, Melissa J. Krauss, Emma K. Epplin, Carey Ann Burnham, Jane Garbutt, W. M. Dunne, David A. Hunstad, Gregory A. Storch

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Abstract

The natural history of contemporary Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization was evaluated in community children during a 1-year period. Methicillin-susceptible S. aureus nasal carriage was more persistent than methicillin-resistant S. aureus nasal carriage, which was usually self-limited. Children with persistent staphylococcal colonization often carried identical strains. Identification of persistent methicillin-resistant S. aureus carriers might inform strategies for decolonization and reduction of staphylococcal transmission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Colonization
  • Methicillin resistance
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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