Health care-associated endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin

Chia Yu Chi, Tsai Ling Lauderdale, Shih Min Wang, Jing Ming Wu, Yu Jen Yang, Ching Chuan Liu

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with reduced vancomycin susceptibility (SARV) has been reported worldwide. We report the successful treatment of a pediatric patient with SARV IE and characterization of the infecting strain. The MIC of vancomycin rose from 1.5 to 2 μg/ml, and the SARV was confirmed by population analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-813
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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