Bacterial Causes of Empyema in Children, Australia, 2007–2009
Roxanne E. Strachan, Anita Cornelius, Gwendolyn L. Gilbert, Tanya Gulliver, Andrew Martin, Tim McDonald, Gillian M. Nixon, Rob Roseby, Sarath Ranganathan, Hiran Selvadurai, Greg Smith, Manuel Soto-Martinez, Sadasivam Suresh, Laurel Teoh, Kiran Thapa, Claire E. Wainwright, Adam Jaffé , on behalf of the Australian Research Network in Empyema
Author affiliations: Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia (R.E. Strachan, A. Jaffé); Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (A. Cornelius); Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia (G.L. Gilbert, K. Thapa); John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (T. Gulliver); Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (A. Martin); The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (T. McDonald, L. Teoh); Monash Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (G.M. Nixon); Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia (R. Roseby); Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne (S. Ranganathan, M. Soto-Martinez); Children’s Hospital at Westmead (H. Selvadurai); Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (G. Smith); Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (S. Suresh); Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane (C.E. Wainwright)
Figure 1. Flow diagram for PCR testing for bacterial pathogens in samples from children with empyema, Australia, 2007–2009. MSSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MRSA, methicillin-resistant S. aureus.
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