Journal article

INCREASING INCIDENCE AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN COMMUNITY-ONSET STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS IN NEW ZEALAND CHILDREN

Deborah A Williamson, Stephen R Ritchie, Diana Lennon, Sally A Roberts, Joanna Stewart, Mark G Thomas, Michael G Baker

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013

Abstract

We analyzed all cases of community-onset Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection in children presenting to our hospital between 2007 and 2010. A total of 1860 children were included. There was significant sociodemographic disparity, with the incidence disproportionately higher in Maori and Pacific Island children residing in deprived areas.