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Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2013 May;31(5):316-8. doi: 10.1016/j.eimc.2012.10.013. Epub 2012 Dec 20.

[Community-onset Staphylococcus aureus infection in neonates].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain. mbarrioslopez@yahoo.es

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of neonatal community-onset infections. The emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections in this age group has been reported in USA in the last few years; however there are no studies in Spain. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics of S. aureus community-onset infections in neonates.

METHODS:

We prospectively reviewed the S. aureus infections in neonates over a three year period (2007-2009) in the Pediatric Emergency Department of Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid (Spain).

RESULTS:

We recorded 30 cases of neonatal S. aureus community-onset infections. Only one isolated (3.3%) was resistant to methicillin, and two (6.7%) were PVL(+).

CONCLUSIONS:

Despite the emergence of MRSA outside the hospital in pediatric population in Spain, CA-MRSA and SA PVL(+) infections are not frequent in neonates.

PMID:
23260385
DOI:
10.1016/j.eimc.2012.10.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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