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Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

May 26, 2017

Although mortality rates were lower for children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus compared with adults, children experienced more frequent treatment failure and complications, with the chances of bacteremia-related complications increasing 50% for every additional day of infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

“Knowing that the risk of complications increases with every additional day the bacteria are detected in the bloodstream highlights the importance of early and aggressive therapy for these infections,” Rana F. Hamdy, MD, MPH, MSCE, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children’s National Health System, said in a press release.

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Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

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