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Title: Clinical features associated with bacteremia due to heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus.
Authors: Charles, Patrick G P;Ward, Peter B;Johnson, Paul D R;Howden, Benjamin P;Grayson, M Lindsay
Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. patrick.charles@mh.org.au
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2004
Citation: Clinical Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2004; 38(3): 448-51
Abstract: We assessed all episodes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia at our hospital during a 12-month period (n=53) and compared those due to heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hVISA; n = 5, 9.4%) with those due to vancomycin-susceptible MRSA (n=48). Patients with hVISA bacteremia were more likely to have high bacterial load infections (P=.001), vancomycin treatment failure (persistent fever and bacteremia for >7 days after the start of therapy; P<.001), and initially low serum vancomycin levels (P=.006). These clinical markers of hVISA bacteremia may help focus diagnostic efforts and treatment.
Internal ID Number: 14727222
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/9688
DOI: 10.1086/381093
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14727222
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Anti-Bacterial Agents.pharmacology.therapeutic use
Bacteremia.drug therapy.microbiology
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Humans
Methicillin Resistance
Staphylococcal Infections.drug therapy.microbiology
Staphylococcus aureus.drug effects
Vancomycin.pharmacology.therapeutic use
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