Heterogeneous vancomycin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in a large Italian hospital

A. Marchese, G. Balistreri, E. Tonoli, E. A. Debbia, G. C. Schito

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Abstract

Of 179 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from 1997 to 1998, two strains (1.1%) gave subclones for which the vancomycin MICs were 8 mg/liter. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis showed identical restriction patterns for both isolates, suggesting transfer of a single clone between two different patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-869
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume38
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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