An outbreak of skin infections in neonates due to a Staphylococcus aureus strain producing the exfoliative toxin A.
- Fernanda Pimentel de Araujo,
- Marco Tinelli,
- Antonio Battisti,
- Angela Ercoli,
- Adriano Anesi,
- Annalisa Pantosti,
- Monica Monaco
Infection 2017 Nov 6. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Rome, Italy.
Purpose: Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of infections in hospitalized neonates. Preterm or low birthweight infants are especially at risk to develop a S. aureus infection due to the immaturity of the immune system, length of hospital stay and invasive procedures. Read More