Postdischarge surveillance to identify subsequent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in colonized children

Sonali Advani, Arnab Sengupta, Aaron M. Milstone

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Abstract

Some hospitals screen and identify high risk patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization. We performed postdischarge surveillance, including a telephone survey, and estimated a 9.5% incidence of infection in MRSA-colonized children in the year following discharge. Interventions are needed to reduce MRSA infections in colonized children after hospital discharge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-941
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Colonization
  • MRSA
  • Postdischarge follow-up
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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