Phagocytosis and intracellular killing of heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strains.

@article{Mhes2012PhagocytosisAI,
  title={Phagocytosis and intracellular killing of heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strains.},
  author={Leon{\'o}ra M{\'e}hes and Szilvia Task{\'o} and Annam{\'a}ria Sz{\'e}kely and Akos T{\'o}th and Erika Ungv{\'a}ri and Ir{\'e}n Erdei and Zsuzsanna Dombr{\'a}di and Judit Szab{\'o} and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Mar{\'o}di},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 Pt 2},
  pages={198-203}
}
Risk factors for invasive infections by heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) may involve resistance to opsonophagocytosis and bacterial killing. hVISA strains typically have a thickened cell wall with altered peptidoglycan cross-linking. To determine whether hVISA may be endowed with an increased resistance to phagocytosis… CONTINUE READING