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J Hosp Infect. 1990 Aug;16(2):109-21.

Beta-lactamase-negative, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a newborn nursery: report of an outbreak and laboratory investigations.

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Staphylococcus Reference Laboratory, Central Public Health Laboratory, London.

Abstract

An outbreak of skin infection caused by a beta-lactamase-negative strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) occurred during a five-week period in a newborn nursery. Twelve babies, two mothers and two members of staff were involved. One baby had a diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome and two others required treatment with antibiotics. The infecting strain produced exfoliative toxin A. It was thought that it had been introduced from a different maternity unit by a nasal carrier. Laboratory investigations tended to support this hypothesis.

PMID:
1976675
DOI:
10.1016/0195-6701(90)90055-s
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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