Association of staphylococcus aureus colonization in parturient mothers and their babies

Yhu Chering Huang*, An Shine Chao, Shuenn Dyh Chang, Yu Jung Chen, Mei Tsung Peng, Junn Hung Sung, Chung Jen Chen

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Abstract

We recruited a total of 499 mothers and their 501 newborn babies to investigate whether infants acquire Staphylococcus aureus from their mothers. Of the 22 mother-baby paired S. aureus isolates, 11 (50%) paired isolates were unrelated, 1 pair related, and 10 pairs (45%) indistinguishable. Newborn babies acquire S. aureus colonization soon after birth either from the environment or their mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-744
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 08 2009

Keywords

  • Colonization
  • Genotyping analysis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Newborn
  • Parturient mother

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