[Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus hetero-resistant to vancomycin (hVISA) in the Regional Hospital of Concepción, Chile].

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is widely distributed in hospital environments, causing serious infections, mainly the bloodstream, surgical site infection and pneumonia. Vancomycin (VAN) is the antibiotic of choice for treating severe MRSA infections; however, nowadays worldwide resistant strains (VRSA), with intermediate susceptibility (VISA) and decreased susceptibility or hetero-resistance to VAN (hVISA) have been reported, related to treatment failure and increased mortality. This report describes the first confirmed isolation of MRSA with hVISA phenotype in a public hospital in Chile.

DOI: 10.4067/S0716-10182015000600017

Cite this paper

@article{Vega2015IsolationOS, title={[Isolation of Staphylococcus aureus hetero-resistant to vancomycin (hVISA) in the Regional Hospital of Concepci{\'o}n, Chile].}, author={F{\'e}lix Vega and P. Alarcon and Mariana Y Dom{\'i}nguez and Helia T Bello and Gisela M Riedel and Sergio M Mella and Alejandro Aguayo and Gerardo Gonz{\'a}lez-Rocha}, journal={Revista chilena de infectología : órgano oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología}, year={2015}, volume={32 5}, pages={588-90} }