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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2007 May;46(4):356-8.

The possible role of circumcision in newborn outbreaks of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Department of Pediatrics, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Marquette, Michigan, USA. rsvanhowe@mgh.org

Abstract

Outbreaks of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were recently reported in newborns at 3 major urban centers. Boys were disproportionately infected. A literature review and a statistical analysis confirmed that male newborns are significantly more likely to be infected with Staphylococcus aureus. Circumcision is a possible explanation for the recent outbreaks.

PMID:
17475996
DOI:
10.1177/0009922806294847
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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