Prevalence of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children with diabetes mellitus: Trends between 2005 and 2013

Karadag-Oncel E., Gonc N., Altay O., CENGİZ A. B., Ozon A., PINAR A., ...More

American Journal of Infection Control, vol.43, no.9, pp.1015-1017, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.04.206
  • Journal Name: American Journal of Infection Control
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1015-1017
  • Keywords: Children, Diabetes mellitus, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Nasal carriage
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The aim of this prospective study was to establish the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization rates in pediatric outpatients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, while also evaluating changes in colonization rates over time. There was no significant difference between 2005 and 2013 patients in terms of demographic and clinical findings. MRSA colonization rates were 0.7% (in 101 patients) and 0.9% (in 134 patients) (P =.84). Although increased MRSA colonization has become a significant problem worldwide, it does not seem to be a major issue in our diabetic outpatient population.