High-level vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates associated with a polymicrobial biofilm.

@article{Weigel2007HighlevelVS,
  title={High-level vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates associated with a polymicrobial biofilm.},
  author={Linda M Weigel and Rodney M. Donlan and Dong Hyeon Shin and Bette Jensen and Nancye C. Clark and L K Mcdougal and Wenming Zhu and Kimberlee Aruda Musser and Jill Thompson and Donna J Kohlerschmidt and Nellie Dumas and Ronald J. Limberger and Jean Baldus Patel},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={231-8}
}
Glycopeptides such as vancomycin are the treatment of choice for infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This study describes the identification of high-level vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) isolates in a polymicrobial biofilm within an indwelling nephrostomy tube in a patient in New York. S. aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Micrococcus species, Morganella morganii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were isolated from the biofilm. For VRSA isolates… CONTINUE READING

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