Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Publication Title

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Volume

7

Issue

6

First page number:

1023

Last page number:

1025

Abstract

To date, four of the eight cases of infection by Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin (vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus [VISA] or glycopeptideintermediate S. aureus [GISA]) have been reported in the United States (1-3). We report a fifth case of VISA infection in the United States, and the first to occur during home health-care therapy. While all previous VISA strains have been oxacillin resistant, one of the two VISA strains identified in this investigation was oxacillin susceptible.

Keywords

Antibiotics; Drug resistance in microorganisms; Home care services; Staphylococcus aureus

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Bacteriology | Diseases | Public Health

Language

English

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Identifier

10.3201/eid0706.010618

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