Vancomycin heteroresistance in bloodstream isolates of Staphylococcus capitis

D'Mello, D, Daley, A, Rahman, M, Qu, Y, Garland, S, Pearce, C and Deighton, M 2008, 'Vancomycin heteroresistance in bloodstream isolates of Staphylococcus capitis', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 46, no. 9, pp. 3124-3126.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Vancomycin heteroresistance in bloodstream isolates of Staphylococcus capitis
Author(s) D'Mello, D
Daley, A
Rahman, M
Qu, Y
Garland, S
Pearce, C
Deighton, M
Year 2008
Journal name Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume number 46
Issue number 9
Start page 3124
End page 3126
Total pages 3
Publisher American Society for Microbiology
Abstract Nine Staphylococcus capitis isolates from blood cultures of newborns were examined for resistance to vancomycin. MICs were within the susceptible range, but population profiling revealed a resistant subpopulation. Only isolates with the largest subpopulation were identified as heteroresistant to vancomycin by Etest. This finding may have therapeutic implications.
Subject Infectious Agents
Keyword(s) Staphylococcus capitis
vancomycin resistance
population analysis
DOI - identifier 10.1128/JCM.00592-08
ISSN 0095-1137
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