Endocarditis due to glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus: case report and strain characterization.

Abstract

We report a case of infective endocarditis due to vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) that did not respond to high doses of vancomycin. Initial vancomycin MIC of the last isolate recovered from blood was 8 micro g/mL, but could be induced up to 32 micro g/mL by consecutive growing with vancomycin. Clinical response was only accomplished when linezolid was included in therapy.

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@article{AndradeBaiocchi2003EndocarditisDT, title={Endocarditis due to glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus: case report and strain characterization.}, author={Soraya Andrade-Baiocchi and Maria Cristina Bronharo Tognim and Otavio Cesar Carvalho Guimar{\~a}es Baiocchi and H{\'e}lio S. Sader}, journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease}, year={2003}, volume={45 2}, pages={149-52} }