Postdischarge surveillance to identify subsequent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in colonized children.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Some hospitals screen and identify high risk patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization. We performed postdischarge surveillance, including a telephone survey, and estimated a 9.5% incidence of infection in MRSA-colonized children in the year following discharge. Interventions are needed to reduce MRSA infections in colonized children after hospital discharge.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Advani, S; Sengupta, A; Milstone, AM

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 939 - 941

PubMed ID

  • 23465605

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3681927

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.12.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States