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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Nov-Dec;7(6):1023-5.

Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus in a home health-care patient.

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Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. jhageman@cdc.gov

Abstract

In June 2000, vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) was isolated from a 27-year-old home health-care patient following a complicated cholecystectomy. Two VISA strains were identified with identical MICs to all antimicrobials tested except oxacillin and with closely related pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types. The patient was treated successfully with antimicrobial therapy, biliary drainage, and reconstruction. Standard precautions in the home health setting appear successful in preventing transmission.

PMID:
11747733
PMCID:
PMC2631919
DOI:
10.3201/eid0706.010618
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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