Vancomycin-resistant staph: First in Japan, now here

Pinkowish, Mary Desmond
October 1997
Patient Care;10/15/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 16, p171
Academic Journal
Focuses on the report of a case of Staphylococcus aureus isolate with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin HCl in the United States. Details of the first known case of its kind; Reference to a Japanese report on the first incident of the vancomycin-resistant staph; Issue of interim guidelines to control such strains by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Contact information to report possible vancomycin-resistant MRSA infections.


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