Increasing Skin Infections and Staphylococcus aureus Complications in Children, England, 1997–2006.

Saxena, S., Thompson, P.L., Birger, R., Bottle, A., Wong, I.C.K., Johnson, A.P., Gilbert, R. and Sharland, M. (2010) Increasing Skin Infections and Staphylococcus aureus Complications in Children, England, 1997–2006. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16 (3). pp. 530-533. 10.3201/eid1603.090809.

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DOI: 10.3201/eid1603.090809

Abstract

During 1997–2006, general practitioner consultations for skin conditions for children <18 years of age in England increased 19%, from 128.5 to 152.9/1,000 child-years, and antistaphylococcal drug prescription rates increased 64%, from 17.8 to 29.1/1,000 child-years. During the same time period, hospital admissions for Staphylococcus aureus infections rose 49% from 53.4 to 79.3/100,000 child-years.

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Departments, units and centres:Department of Practice and Policy > Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research
ID Code:1674
Journal or Publication Title:Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Deposited On:15 Jul 2010 10:07
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