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Stephanie A. Fritz, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Board Certifications

Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

Contamination of environmental surfaces with Staphylococcus aureus in households with children infected with methicillin-resistant S aureus.
Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Singh LN, Thompson RM, Wallace MA, Whitney K, Al-Zubeidi D, Burnham CA, Fraser VJ
JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 168(11)1030-8. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.1218.

PMID:
    25200331
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fecal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus in healthy children.
Gurnee EA, Ndao IM, McGhee JE, Warner BB, Tarr PI, Fritz SA, Burnham CA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014; 58(2)1261-2. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02466-13.

PMID:
    24277049
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in serial cultures from the respiratory tract of children with cystic fibrosis.
Al-Zubeidi D, Hogan PG, Boyle M, Burnham CA, Fritz SA
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun; 33(6)549-53. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000204.

PMID:
    24220228
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in households of children with community-associated S aureus skin and soft tissue infections.
Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Burnham CA, Fritz SA
J Pediatr. 2014 Jan; 164(1)105-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.072.

PMID:
    24128648
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A serologic correlate of protective immunity against community-onset Staphylococcus aureus infection.
Fritz SA, Tiemann KM, Hogan PG, Epplin EK, Rodriguez M, Al-Zubeidi DN, Bubeck Wardenburg J, Hunstad DA
Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Jun; 56(11)1554-61. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit123.

PMID:
    23446627
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mupirocin and chlorhexidine resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in patients with community-onset skin and soft tissue infections.
Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Camins BC, Ainsworth AJ, Patrick C, Martin MS, Krauss MJ, Rodriguez M, Burnham CA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan; 57(1)559-68. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01633-12.

PMID:
    23147738
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Presence of the bla(Z) beta-lactamase gene in isolates of Staphylococcus aureus that appear penicillin susceptible by conventional phenotypic methods.
El Feghaly RE, Stamm JE, Fritz SA, Burnham CA
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Dec; 74(4)388-93. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.07.013.

PMID:
    22959917
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus skin infections and their household contacts.
Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Hayek G, Eisenstein KA, Rodriguez M, Krauss M, Garbutt J, Fraser VJ
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Jun 1; 166(6)551-7. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.900.

PMID:
    22665030
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Practices and procedures to prevent the transmission of skin and soft tissue infections in high school athletes.
Fritz SA, Long M, Gaebelein CJ, Martin MS, Hogan PG, Yetter J
J Sch Nurs. 2012 Oct; 28(5)389-96.

PMID:
    22472636
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Household versus individual approaches to eradication of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus in children: a randomized trial.
Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Hayek G, Eisenstein KA, Rodriguez M, Epplin EK, Garbutt J, Fraser VJ
Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Mar; 54(6)743-51. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir919.

PMID:
    22198793
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effectiveness of measures to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus carriage in patients with community-associated skin and soft-tissue infections: a randomized trial.
Fritz SA, Camins BC, Eisenstein KA, Fritz JM, Epplin EK, Burnham CA, Dukes J, Storch GA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Sep; 32(9)872-80. doi: 10.1086/661285.

PMID:
    21828967
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The natural history of contemporary Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in community children.
Fritz SA, Krauss MJ, Epplin EK, Burnham CA, Garbutt J, Dunne WM, Hunstad DA, Storch GA
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Apr; 30(4)349-51. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181fe075e.

PMID:
    21412205
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Skin infection in children colonized with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Fritz SA, Epplin EK, Garbutt J, Storch GA
J Infect. 2009 Dec; 59(6)394-401. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.09.001.

PMID:
    19747505
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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contribution of genetically restricted, methicillin-susceptible strains to the ongoing epidemic of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Orscheln RC, Hunstad DA, Fritz SA, Loughman JA, Mitchell K, Storch EK, Gaudreault M, Sellenriek PL, Armstrong JR, Mardis ER, Storch GA
Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Aug 15; 49(4)536-42. doi: 10.1086/600881.

PMID:
    19589082
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Group B Streptococcus vertebral osteomyelitis-discitis in an immunocompetent adolescent.
Trehan I, Fritz SA
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Jun; 28(6)552-3. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181a4ce6e.

PMID:
    19483527
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Virulence gene expression in human community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infection.
Loughman JA, Fritz SA, Storch GA, Hunstad DA
J Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 1; 199(3)294-301. doi: 10.1086/595982.

PMID:
    19115951
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prevalence of and risk factors for community-acquired methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus colonization in children seen in a practice-based research network.
Fritz SA, Garbutt J, Elward A, Shannon W, Storch GA
Pediatrics. 2008 Jun; 121(6)1090-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-2104.

PMID:
    18519477
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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.