NICU Staphylococcus aureus

Publication Date: September 14, 2020

Key Points

Key Points

  • S. aureus is a clinically important pathogen for NICU infants.
  • Estimated incidence of S. aureus infection is up to 45 per 10,000 hospitalized infants.
  • Neonates may acquire S. aureus as part of their normal developing microbiota, yet colonization predisposes to invasive infection.

Considerations

Considerat...

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Interventions

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