Prevalence of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children with diabetes mellitus: Trends between 2005 and 2013

KARADAG-ONCEL E. , Gonc N., ALTAY O., CENGİZ A. B. , Ozon A. , PINAR A. , ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.43, no.9, pp.1015-1017, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.04.206
  • Page Numbers: pp.1015-1017
  • Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Nasal carriage, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Children, HEALTHY-CHILDREN, RISK-FACTORS, COLONIZATION, METAANALYSIS, POPULATION


The aim of this prospective study was to establish the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization rates in pediatric outpatients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, while also evaluating changes in colonization rates over time. There was no significant difference between 2005 and 2013 patients in terms of demographic and clinical findings. MRSA colonization rates were 0.7% (in 101 patients) and 0.9% (in 134 patients) (P = .84). Although increased MRSA colonization has become a significant problem worldwide, it does not seem to be a major issue in our diabetic outpatient population. Copyright (C) 2015 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.