Spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus belonging to the Brazilian epidemic clone in a general hospital and emergence of heterogenous resistance to glycopeptide antibiotics among these isolates.

@article{Soares2000SpreadOM,
  title={Spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus belonging to the Brazilian epidemic clone in a general hospital and emergence of heterogenous resistance to glycopeptide antibiotics among these isolates.},
  author={M J dos Santos Soares and Maria C{\'i}cera da Silva-Carvalho and Bernadete Teixeira Ferreira-Carvalho and Agnes Marie S{\'a} Figueiredo},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={301-8}
}
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have been increasing at an alarming rate world-wide. MRSA epidemics due to the clonal spread of multi-resistant isolates have been described. In this paper we show the absolute predominance of MRSA strains from the Brazilian epidemic clone in a hospital in the Northeast region of Brazil and the emergence of a vancomycin and teicoplanin heterogeneous resistant subpopulation among these isolates. 

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