Oxacillin-resistant and multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Lima, Peru.

  title={Oxacillin-resistant and multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Lima, Peru.},
  author={Carlos R Seas and Katherine Hernandez and Rub{\'e}n Rom{\'a}n Ramos and Emmanuel Bazan and Irene de la Corte Rodr{\'i}guez and Antoni Torres and Carlos S Zamudio and Eduardo Gotuzzo},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={27 2},
In a hospital in Lima, Peru, a review of 103 Staphylococcus aureus infections was conducted during 2002. The prevalence of oxacillin-resistant S. aureus strains was 68%; 25% of strains were resistant to multiple drugs. Previous use of antibiotics and undergoing a surgical procedure during the current hospital stay were associated with the presence of an… CONTINUE READING