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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit1

Aaron M. MilstoneComments to Author , Karen C. Carroll, Tracy Ross, K. Alexander Shangraw, and Trish M. Perl
Author affiliations: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Table 4

Characteristics of patients who acquired MRSA colonization in the PICU, The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA, March 2007–2008*

Patient no.Age, yCulture typeDays in PICU before MRSA acquisitionStrain typeClinical service
17.0Clin19ASurg
24.5Surv7AMed
311.2Surv5BSurg
42.5Surv9USA300Surg
51.2Surv5USA300Surg
69.9Surv24USA300Surg
73.8Clin5USA300Surg
87.5Surv5UnknownMed

*MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; PICU, pediatric intensive care unit; Clin, clinical; Surg, surgical; Surv, surveillance; Med, medical.

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1These data were presented in part at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Orlando, Florida, USA, April 2008.

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