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The epidemic of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection in children: Implications for community and hospital practice
16 November 2005
16 December 2005
28 July 2015 (online)
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CAMRSA) colonization and infection has emerged as a serious health problem in children. The epidemic of CAMRSA as a cause of noninvasive and invasive infections has required a change in empiric antibiotic therapy to assure appropriate coverage. The control and prevention of CAMRSA infections is important, but there is very little evidence-based information to guide physicians providing care to children in the outpatient and inpatient settings.