Trends in Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections

American Academy of Pediatrics: September 23, 2013

OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in the incidence of invasive methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in children during 2005–2010.

METHODS: We evaluated reports of invasive MRSA infections in pediatric patients identified from population-based surveillance during 2005–2010. Cases were defined as isolation of MRSA from a normally sterile site and classified on the basis of the setting of the positive culture and presence or absence of health care exposures. Estimated annual changes in incidence were determined by using regression models. National age- and race-specific incidences for 2010 were estimated by using US census data. read more