Colonization with vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strains containing the vanA resistance gene in a tertiary-care center in north India.

@article{Banerjee2012ColonizationWV,
  title={Colonization with vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strains containing the vanA resistance gene in a tertiary-care center in north India.},
  author={Tuhina Banerjee and Shampa Anupurba},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={1730-2}
}
A nasal carriage survey for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in an intensive care unit detected four strains of MRSA with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin. The vanA gene was found in two of these vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) strains. The absence of selective vancomycin pressure might have resulted in reduced expression of the resistant gene. 

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