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Stephanie A. Fritz, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Pediatric infectious diseases, staph aureus, MRSA, MSSA, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, orthopedic infections, pediatric infections including lymphadenitis, bone and joint infections, pneumonia, tick-borne infections, anti-microbial-resistant infections, diagnostic medicine

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Additional Phone: 314 454 4115
Fax: 314-454-2836

Education

Education

B.S., : University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1997
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Madison WI 2001
MS Clinical Investigation : Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis MO 2008
Residency: Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 2004
Fellowship (Research): Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Washington University, St. Louis MO 2007

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Prevention Strategies for Recurrent Community-Associated Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.
McNeil JC, Fritz SA
Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2019 Mar 11; 21(4)12. doi: 10.1007/s11908-019-0670-0.

PMID:
    30859379
    [PubMed]
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Emergency Department Environmental Contamination With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus After Care of Colonized Patients.
Liang SY, Jansson DR, Hogan PG, Raclin TW, Sullivan ML, Muenks CE, Munigala S, House SL, Fritz SA
Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Feb 4; pii: S0196-0644(18)31578-6. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.12.014.

PMID:
    30732980
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Interplay of personal, pet, and environmental colonization in households affected by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Hogan PG, Mork RL, Boyle MG, Muenks CE, Morelli JJ, Thompson RM, Sullivan ML, Gehlert SJ, Merlo JR, McKenzie MG, Wardenburg JB, Rzhetsky A, Burnham CD, Fritz SA
J Infect. 2019 Mar; 78(3)200-207. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.11.006.

PMID:
    30503843
    [PubMed - in process]
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Spatial relationships among public places frequented by families plagued by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Parrish KL, Hogan PG, Clemons AA 2nd, Fritz SA
BMC Res Notes. 2018 Oct 1; 11(1)692. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3797-4.

PMID:
    30285824
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Carriage of the Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin Gene by Contemporary Community-Associated Staphylococcus aureus Isolates.
Parrish KL, Wylie KM, Reich PJ, Hogan PG, Wylie TN, Kennedy CR, Lainhart W, Hunstad DA, Burnham CD, Fritz SA
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018 Oct 4; doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy098.

PMID:
    30285124
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comparing the Yield of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Recovery with Static versus Agitated Broth Incubation.
Muenks CE, Hogan PG, Burnham CD, Fritz SA
J Pathog. 2018; 20181462671. doi: 10.1155/2018/1462671.

PMID:
    30147954
    [PubMed]
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Comprehensive modeling reveals proximity, seasonality, and hygiene practices as key determinants of MRSA colonization in exposed households.
Mork RL, Hogan PG, Muenks CE, Boyle MG, Thompson RM, Morelli JJ, Sullivan ML, Gehlert SJ, Ross DG, Yn A, Bubeck Wardenburg J, Rzhetsky A, Burnham CD, Fritz SA
Pediatr Res. 2018 Nov; 84(5)668-676. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0113-x.

PMID:
    30135590
    [PubMed - in process]
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: The Effects Are More Than Skin Deep.
Muenks CE, Sewell WC, Hogan PG, Thompson RM, Ross DG, Wang JW, Morelli JJ, Gehlert SJ, Fritz SA
J Pediatr. 2018 Aug; 199158-165. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.04.002.

PMID:
    29759849
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements.
Tucker MA, Böhning-Gaese K, Fagan WF, Fryxell JM, Van Moorter B, Alberts SC, Ali AH, Allen AM, Attias N, Avgar T, Bartlam-Brooks H, Bayarbaatar B, Belant JL, Bertassoni A, Beyer D, Bidner L, van Beest FM, Blake S, Blaum N, Bracis C, Brown D, de Bruyn PJN, Cagnacci F, Calabrese JM, Camilo-Alves C, Chamaillé-Jammes S, Chiaradia A, Davidson SC, Dennis T, DeStefano S, Diefenbach D, Douglas-Hamilton I, Fennessy J, Fichtel C, Fiedler W, Fischer C, Fischhoff I, Fleming CH, Ford AT, Fritz SA, Gehr B, Goheen JR, Gurarie E, Hebblewhite M, Heurich M, Hewison AJM, Hof C, Hurme E, Isbell LA, Janssen R, Jeltsch F, Kaczensky P, Kane A, Kappeler PM, Kauffman M, Kays R, Kimuyu D, Koch F, Kranstauber B, LaPoint S, Leimgruber P, Linnell JDC, López-López P, Markham AC, Mattisson J, Medici EP, Mellone U, Merrill E, de Miranda Mourão G, Morato RG, Morellet N, Morrison TA, Díaz-Muñoz SL, Mysterud A, Nandintsetseg D, Nathan R, Niamir A, Odden J, O'Hara RB, Oliveira-Santos LGR, Olson KA, Patterson BD, Cunha de Paula R, Pedrotti L, Reineking B, Rimmler M, Rogers TL, Rolandsen CM, Rosenberry CS, Rubenstein DI, Safi K, Saïd S, Sapir N, Sawyer H, Schmidt NM, Selva N, Sergiel A, Shiilegdamba E, Silva JP, Singh N, Solberg EJ, Spiegel O, Strand O, Sundaresan S, Ullmann W, Voigt U, Wall J, Wattles D, Wikelski M, Wilmers CC, Wilson JW, Wittemyer G, Zięba F, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Mueller T
Science. 2018 Jan 26; 359(6374)466-469. doi: 10.1126/science.aam9712.

PMID:
    29371471
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of Systemic Antibiotics on Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Recurrent Skin Infection.
Hogan PG, Rodriguez M, Spenner AM, Brenneisen JM, Boyle MG, Sullivan ML, Fritz SA
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 6; 66(2)191-197. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix754.

PMID:
    29020285
    [PubMed - in process]
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Colonization with 19F and other pneumococcal conjugate vaccine serotypes in children in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
McFarland M, Szasz TP, Zhou JY, Motley K, Sivapalan JS, Isaacson-Schmid M, Todd EM, Hogan PG, Fritz SA, Burnham CD, Hoffmann S, Morley SC
Vaccine. 2017 Aug 3; 35(34)4389-4395. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.06.047.

PMID:
    28687405
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Topical Decolonization Does Not Eradicate the Skin Microbiota of Community-Dwelling or Hospitalized Adults.
Burnham CA, Hogan PG, Wallace MA, Deych E, Shannon W, Warren DK, Fritz SA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Dec; 60(12)7303-7312.

PMID:
    27671074
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in the neonatal intensive care unit: an infection prevention and patient safety challenge.
Reich PJ, Boyle MG, Hogan PG, Johnson AJ, Wallace MA, Elward AM, Warner BB, Burnham CA, Fritz SA
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Jul; 22(7)645.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.04.013.

PMID:
    27126609
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diversity of Staphylococcus aureus strains colonizing various niches of the human body.
Muenks CE, Hogan PG, Wang JW, Eisenstein KA, Burnham CD, Fritz SA
J Infect. 2016 Jun; 72(6)698-705. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.03.015.

PMID:
    27045982
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Discriminatory Indices of Typing Methods for Epidemiologic Analysis of Contemporary Staphylococcus aureus Strains.
Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Satola SW, Crispell E, Wylie T, Gao H, Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Burnham CA, Fritz SA
Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep; 94(37)e1534. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001534.

PMID:
    26376402
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prevention of Recurrent Staphylococcal Skin Infections.
Creech CB, Al-Zubeidi DN, Fritz SA
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Sep; 29(3)429-64. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.05.007.

PMID:
    26311356
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Recovered from Humans, Environmental Surfaces, and Companion Animals in Households of Children with Community-Onset Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections.
Morelli JJ, Hogan PG, Sullivan ML, Muenks CE, Wang JW, Thompson RM, Burnham CA, Fritz SA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Oct; 59(10)6634-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01492-15.

PMID:
    26248385
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of Environmental Sampling Methods for Detection of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> on Fomites.
Hogan PG, Burnham CA, Singh LN, Patrick CE, Lukas JC, Wang JW, Fraser VJ, Fritz SA
Ann Public Health Res. 2015 Jan 29; 2(1)pii: 1013.

PMID:
    25893222
    [PubMed]
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Vitamin D sufficiency and Staphylococcus aureus infection in children.
Wang JW, Hogan PG, Hunstad DA, Fritz SA
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 May; 34(5)544-5. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000667.

PMID:
    25860535
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Molecular Epidemiology of Recurrent Cutaneous Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Children.
Al-Zubeidi D, Burnham CA, Hogan PG, Collins R, Hunstad DA, Fritz SA
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Sep; 3(3)261-4. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pit046.

PMID:
    25844165
    [PubMed]
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Areas of Research Interest

Dr Fritz is especially interested in the etiology and control of community-acquired Staph. aureus infections in children.  She studies the epidemiology, microbial virulence mechanisms, and host defenses against community-asscociated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) colonization and disease.   In addition, she is investigating the efficacy of potential decolonization measures, specifically improved household hygiene measures, mupirocin ointment, chlorhexidine antiseptic, and dilute bleach water, in the eradication of CA-MRSA from the nose and skin of patients with skin and soft tissue infections.