MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGIC-STUDY OF BURN WOUND-INFECTION CAUSED BY STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS IN CHILDREN

Authors
Citation
Sx. Wu et Yx. Liu, MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGIC-STUDY OF BURN WOUND-INFECTION CAUSED BY STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS IN CHILDREN, Chinese medical journal, 107(8), 1994, pp. 570-573
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Medicine, General & Internal
Journal title
ISSN journal
0366-6999
Volume
107
Issue
8
Year of publication
1994
Pages
570 - 573
Database
ISI
SICI code
0366-6999(1994)107:8<570:MEOBWC>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
115 children with burn injuries were admitted to the Children's Hospit al of Chongqing Medical University. Of the 1554 samples, 276 strains o f staphylococcus aureus were isolated from the burn wounds and other s ites. The rate of burn wound infection caused by S. aureus was 25.2% ( 29/115). Tle 54 epidemic strains of S. aureus all carried 1.6 and 1.9 Md plasmid DNAs belonging to phage type 618, and were resistant to at least 10 antimicrobial agents, including oxacillin, cephalothin and ce phaloridine, but sensitive to tobramycin and amikacin. Identical plasm id profiles and phage types of isolated S. aureus indicated that a pat ient carrying a multi-resistant strain of S. aureus in his anterior na res caused an epidemic of S. aureus wound infection in 13 patients. S. aureus isolated from burn wounds of 8 cases were derived from the con taminated hands of their family members.