Characterization of MRSA Infection at Childrens Medical Center, Dallas, January 2005-June 2005

dc.contributor.advisorSandhu, Raghbir
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCoggin, Claudia S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBae, Sejong
dc.creatorOkoro, Ngozi M.
dc.description.abstractOkoro, Ngozi M., Characterization of MRSA infection at Childrens Medical Center, Dallas, January 2005-June 2005. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), May 2006, 33p., 14 tables, 10 illustrations, bibliography, 13 titles. MRSA infection is increasingly emerging in patients without the established risk factors hence the term CAMRSA. This study is a descriptive secondary data analysis from an ongoing study at UTSM/CMCD and describes the CMCD patients with MRSA infection. Data analysis showed a consistent increase in the incidence rate of the infection with slight female preponderance. Race distribution showed that blacks were the majority. Most children were less than 2years, used Medicaid, had superficial infections and community-acquired infections. All (100%) isolates were susceptible to Vancomycin and Linezolid while many (92.2%) were resistant to Erythromycin. The increasing incidence in CAMRSA infection remains a challenge for public health professionals and the resistant pattern a potential problem to the pharmaceuticals.
dc.subjectClinical Epidemiology
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectImmunology and Infectious Disease
dc.subjectImmunology of Infectious Disease
dc.subjectLife Sciences
dc.subjectMedical Immunology
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectPharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectRespiratory Tract Diseases
dc.subjectSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases
dc.subjectMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection
dc.subjectChildren’s Medical Center Dallas
dc.subjectpublic health
dc.subjectresistance to pharmaceuticals
dc.subjectantibiotic resistant staph infection
dc.titleCharacterization of MRSA Infection at Childrens Medical Center, Dallas, January 2005-June 2005
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