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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

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

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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

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 CD, Fritz SA
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Apr 25; pii: S1198-743X(16)30072-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.04.013.

PMID:
    27126609
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 CA, Fritz SA
J Infect. 2016 Jun; 72(6)698-705. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.03.015.

PMID:
    27045982
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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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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Measurement and Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization Pressure in Households.
Rodriguez M, Hogan PG, Krauss M, Warren DK, Fritz SA
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Jun; 2(2)147-54. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pit002.

PMID:
    23717786
    [PubMed]
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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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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.