Changes in susceptibilities to teicoplanin, vancomycin and other antibiotics among Staphylococcus aureus isolates in a tertiary-care University hospital

Pia Baiocchi, Alessandro Capone, Paolo Carfagna, Claudio Santini, Mario Venditti

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Abstract

Changes in antibiotics susceptibilities were evaluated among 374 nosocomial clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus collected from 1986 to 1994 in a tertiary-care University hospital where methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is an increasing cause of infection. Significant increases in resistance to ciprofloxacin, clindamycin and rifampicin were observed among MRSA isolates in recent years. No resistance to glycopeptides was observed. However, during the last 2 years a significant trend towards a decreasing susceptibility to teicoplanin was observed among MRSA isolates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Methicillin resistance
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Teicoplanin
  • Vancomycin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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