TABLE 2

Demographic Characteristics of Children With Osteomyelitis Caused by pvl+ and pvlS aureus Isolates at TCH: August 2001 to July 2004

Clinical Characteristicpvl+ (n = 59)pvl (n = 26)P
Isolate, n (%)<.000001
    MRSA56 (94.9)0 (0.0)
    MSSA3 (5.1)26 (100.0)
Age.046
    Mean ± SD, mo120 ± 52.895 ± 57.6
    Median (range), mo136 (9–215)103 (1–182)
Gender, n (%)NS
    Male41 (69.5)15 (57.7)
Race, n (%).01
    White25 (42.4)11 (42.3)
    Black20 (33.9)2 (7.7)
    Hispanic14 (23.7)13 (50.0)
  • NS indicates not significant.