Vancomycin MIC creep in MRSA blood culture isolates from Germany: a regional problem?

  title={Vancomycin MIC creep in MRSA blood culture isolates from Germany: a regional problem?},
  author={Jan Kehrmann and Martin Kaase and Florian Szabados and S{\"o}ren G. Gatermann and Jan Buer and P. M. Rath and Joerg Steinmann},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
The aim of this study was to assess the vancomycin MIC distribution for MRSA blood culture isolates over a period of six years in Germany. The study examined 287 MRSA isolates from blood cultures collected at several hospitals in two German cities between 2004 and 2009. The vancomycin MIC was determined by Etest. Genotypic features of the MRSA strains with vancomycin MIC ≥ 1 mg/L were determined by semiautomated repetitive-sequence-based polymerase chain reaction. The range of vancomycin MIC as… CONTINUE READING

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