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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Aug;32(8):923-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182905f3d.

Increasing incidence and sociodemographic variation in community-onset Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in New Zealand children.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Microbiology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. dwilliamson@adhb.govt.nz

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We analyzed all cases of community-onset Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection in children presenting to our hospital between 2007 and 2010. A total of 1860 children were included. There was significant sociodemographic disparity, with the incidence disproportionately higher in Maori and Pacific Island children residing in deprived areas.

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