The low rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Turkish children


SOYSAL A., ŞAHİN H. , YAĞCI A. , BARLAN I., BAKIR M.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.59, no.3, pp.195-196, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-196

Abstract

During a 6-month period, swab samples were obtained from the nares, axilla, and perineum of 1,000 children, age 0 to 16 years, who were attending a pediatric outpatient clinic. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated in 173 of the children. Only one child, a 35-day-old boy who had remained at the neonatal intensive care unit for 1 week after birth, was identified as a carrier of methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Except in diagnosed cases of allergic rhinitis, potential predisposing factors for colonization with S. aureus in our sample were comparable to those in non-colonized children.