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Are school-children a high-risk group for staphylococcus aureus infection or mrsa?

Yes, Staph, no MRSA. Young children, especially, who have close contact with others in daycare and ealy school, often bring home staph, (impetigo, respiratory, ear infections), but since most communities do not have alot of mrsa, it is the more common staph that they get and bring home. Read more...
Yes. All staph infections, including mrsa, are spread through skin contact. Because of their close proximity to each other, kids in school are a high risk group over-all, and the younger ones are more at risk as they tend to touch each other more and wash their hands less. Read more...

Why is the risk elevated for staphylococcus aureus infection for those on home parenteral nutrition?

TPN. Anyone on TPN has a propensity to develop infections due to the high content of glucose. It will not be surprising staph infections occur. Read more...
Risk of infection. The risk resides with the insertion site of the intravenous catheter. The insertion site is a breach of skin where skin bacteria can gain entrance into the vein. Staph is a skin bacteria. Hence, controlling infection risk requires strict technique and extreme carefulness at the catheter site. Wearing gloves. Purell, Extreme caution with connections. Read more...