Screening method for detecting staphylococci with reduced susceptibility to teicoplanin.

@article{Park2000ScreeningMF,
  title={Screening method for detecting staphylococci with reduced susceptibility to teicoplanin.},
  author={Young Jung Park and Myeong Ok Kim and Eun Joong Oh and Soo Ok Lee and Byung K. Kim and Sun Mi Kim},
  journal={Journal of microbiological methods},
  year={2000},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={
          193-8
        }
}
The incidence of infections caused by staphylococci with decreased susceptibility to teicoplanin (MIC>/=8 microg/ml) is increasing, but the disk diffusion test has difficulty detecting this low level of resistance. In addition, detection is complicated because of the heterogeneous phenotypes for teicoplanin. In this study, we evaluated an agar screening method to detect staphylococci with decreased susceptibility to teicoplanin or heterogeneous resistance. First, to investigate the inoculum… CONTINUE READING