Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the United States, 2002-2006.

@article{Sievert2008VancomycinresistantSA,
  title={Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the United States, 2002-2006.},
  author={Dawn M. Sievert and James T. Rudrik and Jean Baldus Patel and L. Clifford Mcdonald and Melinda J. Wilkins and Jeffrey C. Hageman},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={
          668-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND This report compares the clinical characteristics, epidemiologic investigations, infection-control evaluations, and microbiologic findings of all 7 of the cases of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infection in the United States during the period 2002-2006. METHODS Epidemiologic, clinical, and infection-control information was collected. VRSA isolates underwent confirmatory identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and… CONTINUE READING

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