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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at children’s hospitals in the United States


Although methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as an important pathogen in hospitalized adults in the United States, reports of MRSA in pediatric patients have been infrequent. To determine the frequency at which MRSA is isolated from children, we surveyed the directors of microbiology at all acute care children’s hospitals in the United States, and 57 of 67 (85%) laboratory directors responded to a mailed questionnaire.… Read more