Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the absence of vancomycin exposure.

@article{Whitener2004VancomycinresistantSA,
  title={Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the absence of vancomycin exposure.},
  author={Cynthia J. Whitener and Sarah Y. Park and Fred A Browne and Leslie J. Parent and Kathleen C Julian and Bulent Bozdogan and Peter C. Appelbaum and Jasmine M. Chaitram and Linda M Weigel and John J Jernigan and L K Mcdougal and Fred C. Tenover and Scott K. Fridkin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={1049-55}
}
We report findings from our investigation of the world's second clinical isolate of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA). An elderly man was hospitalized with an infected chronic heel ulcer and osteomyelitis. Before hospital admission, he received multiple courses of antibiotic therapy but, notably, no vancomycin. Numerous cultures of ulcer specimens (performed on an outpatient basis) grew methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-susceptible S. aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus… CONTINUE READING

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