NZ children suffer from very high rates of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). This project aims to determine whether colonisation with Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes plays an important role in SSTI in NZ. The GUINZ cohort children had bacterial swabs taken 54 months of age. Rates of bacterial colonisation will be described. SSTI rates will be determined from parental report and hospital admission (NMDS) data. Associations between bacterial colonisation and SSTI will be investigated using unadjusted and multivariable analyses that account for known risk factors for SSTI. The results of this project will guide potential novel interventions.
Associations between Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes colonisation and skin and soft tissue infection
Growing Up in New Zealand
Health and Wellbeing