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Cleve Clin J Med. 1997 Nov-Dec;64(10):527-32.

Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an emerging public health threat.

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Department of Hospital Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA.

Abstract

Three reported cases of infection with strains of Staphylococcus aureus that had only intermediate susceptibility to vancomycin raise fears that high-level vancomycin resistance may soon be seen. To forestall this occurrence, physicians need to limit their use of vancomycin, and hospitals need to intensify their infection-control efforts. We review treatment options and the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify and slow the spread of resistant strains.

PMID:
9385739
DOI:
10.3949/ccjm.64.10.527
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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