Vancomycin resistance in staphylococci.

  title={Vancomycin resistance in staphylococci.},
  author={Keiichi Hiramatsu},
  journal={Drug resistance updates : reviews and commentaries in antimicrobial and anticancer chemotherapy},
  volume={1 2},
Recent emergence of vancomycin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) has posed a new threat to hospital infection control and antibiotic chemotherapy. Relatively low-level resistance of VRSA compared to that of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and prevalence of S. aureus clinical strains heterogeneously resistant to vancomycin (hetero-VRSA), challenge the value of routine antibiotic susceptibility tests as a tool for the prediction of clinical efficacy of… CONTINUE READING
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