Clinical failure of vancomycin in a dialysis patient with methicillin-susceptible vancomycin-heteroresistant S. aureus.


We report a case of recurrent Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in a patient who failed vancomycin due to a vancomycin-heteroresistant strain lacking methicillin resistance. Although initial isolates were susceptible, isolates obtained after vancomycin chemotherapy were vancomycin heteroresistant. This case thus illustrates the clinical emergence of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.05.017


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