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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2005 Sep;19(3):747-57.

Implications of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a community-acquired pathogen in pediatric patients.

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Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. skaplan@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is now an established community pathogen in many areas of the United States and the world. Community-acquired methicillin-resistant S aureus infections have changed several aspects of staphylococcal infections in children. This article discusses epidemiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

PMID:
16102659
DOI:
10.1016/j.idc.2005.05.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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