Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in children with cerebral palsy

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Jun 23;1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2022.149. Online ahead of print.


A retrospective cohort of children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with cerebral palsy was matched 1:3 by age and admission year to determine odds of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonization. Adjusted odds of MRSA nasal colonization at PICU admission were 2.6-fold higher among children with cerebral palsy.