Children's hospitalizations for MRSA surge since 2000

09/8/2011 | Occupational Health & Safety

Hospitalizations of children with skin and soft-tissue infections, most linked to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, increased by more than 100% from 2000 to 2009, according to a study published online in Academic Pediatrics. Admissions for severe skin infections are now the seventh most common reason for pediatric hospitalizations, the researchers said.

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