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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Feb;29(2):172-4. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181b9a363.

Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in pediatric patients with cancer.

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Department of Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA. ashok.srinivasan@stjude.org

Abstract

The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible S.aureus (MSSA) in children with cancer has not been well studied. A total of 10 MRSA and 42 MSSA isolates from bacteremic episodes were collected from cancer patients from 2000 through 2007. Seventeen patients (33%) suffered from complications. Thirty-eight (73%) of the bacteremic episodes were catheter-related. Methicillin resistance was associated with increased catheter removal (P = 0.003), but no increase in complications or adverse outcomes was seen.

PMID:
19918212
PMCID:
PMC4724395
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3181b9a363
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