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J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Dec;2(4):379-81. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pis096. Epub 2012 Oct 24.

Antibiotic Management of Animal Bites in Children During the Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Era.

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1
Pharmacy Department, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.
3
Pharmacy Department, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.

Abstract

Children presenting to an emergency department following an animal bite were found to be at risk for infection if they had puncture wounds, crush wounds, or were bitten by a cat. Of the infected wounds that were cultured, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was not isolated as a pathogen.

KEYWORDS:

MRSA; animal bite; pediatrics

PMID:
26619500
DOI:
10.1093/jpids/pis096

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