An outbreak of colonization with linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in an intensive therapy unit.

@article{Kelly2008AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of colonization with linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in an intensive therapy unit.},
  author={Sinead Kelly and Jonathan Collins and Maureen Maguire and Catriona Gowing and Michelle B Flanagan and Maria B. Donnelly and Philip G. M. Murphy},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={901-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To report an outbreak of colonization with linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in an intensive therapy unit (ITU). METHODS An outbreak of colonization with linezolid-resistant S. epidermidis affecting 16 patients in an ITU was investigated using PFGE. Environmental and staff screening was carried out as part of the investigation. Usage of linezolid in the hospital and in the ITU was reviewed. Resistant strains were screened for the presence of the G2576T mutation using… CONTINUE READING
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