Impact of colonization pressure and strain type on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus transmission in children

Victor O. Popoola, Karen C Carroll, Tracy Ross, Nicholas G. Reich, Trish M. Perl, Aaron Milstone

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Abstract

We studied the transmissibility of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) and healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (HA-MRSA) strains and the association of MRSA colonization pressure and MRSA transmission in critically ill children. Importantly, we found that in hospitalized children MRSA colonization pressure above 10% increases the risk of MRSA transmission 3-fold, and CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA strains have similar transmission dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1458-1460
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume57
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013

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Keywords

  • Colonization pressure
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Intensive care unit
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Impact of colonization pressure and strain type on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus transmission in children. / Popoola, Victor O.; Carroll, Karen C; Ross, Tracy; Reich, Nicholas G.; Perl, Trish M.; Milstone, Aaron.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 57, No. 10, 15.11.2013, p. 1458-1460.

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