New trends in Staphylococcus aureus infections: glycopeptide resistance in hospital and methicillin resistance in the community.

@article{Hiramatsu2002NewTI,
  title={New trends in Staphylococcus aureus infections: glycopeptide resistance in hospital and methicillin resistance in the community.},
  author={Keiichi Hiramatsu and Keiko Okuma and Xiao Xue Ma and Munetaka Yamamoto and Satoshi Hori and Maria Kapi},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={407-13}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is prevalent in hospitals throughout the world, and we have got used to its presence in daily clinical practice. However, methicillin-resistant S. aureus has not remained static over the past four decades, but seems to be evolving in unfamiliar directions. This review focuses on recent findings on two directions of methicillin-resistant S. aureus evolution: the acquisition of multiple antibiotic resistance in the hospital and the… CONTINUE READING