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J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jul;48(7):2599-600. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02118-09. Epub 2010 Apr 26.

Mupirocin resistance related to increasing mupirocin use in clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a pediatric population.

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Department of Pediatrics, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA. hoguej@peds.ucsf.edu

Abstract

We investigated the proportion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from pediatric patients demonstrating mupirocin resistance related to mupirocin use at our institution. No mupirocin resistance was found in 98% of isolates, whereas mupirocin prescriptions increased by 110%. Resistance rates remained low despite the increasing use of mupirocin.

PMID:
20421433
PMCID:
PMC2897475
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02118-09
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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