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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Dec;62(4):440-2. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2008.08.005. Epub 2008 Oct 7.

Occurrence of a USA300 vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30033, USA.


A vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) isolated from the blood of a 46-year-old patient with endocarditis was determined to be pulsed-field type USA300, daptomycin nonsusceptible, and positive for the Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes. Development of the VISA phenotype does not appear limited to traditional health care strains of S. aureus.

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