Vancomycin susceptibility of oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates causing nosocomial bloodstream infections

Sandra M. Tallent, Tammy Bischoff, Michael Climo, Belinda Ostrowsky, Richard P. Wenzel, Michael B. Edmond

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Abstract

Nosocomial oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA) bloodstream isolates were tested to determine the prevalence of vancomycin heteroresistance. We screened 619 ORSA nosocomial bloodstream isolates from 36 hospitals between 1997 and 2000. Only one isolate exhibiting heterotypic resistance was detected. Thus, vancomycin heteroresistance in clinical bloodstream isolates remains rare in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2249-2250
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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