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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology|
|State||Published - Jul 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases