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Detection of Staphylococcus aureus with an intermediate profile to vancomycin (VISA) isolate from Santa Maria, RS

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Author(s): Jaciane Baggiotto Marques | Tanise Vendruscolo Dalmolin | Pauline Cordenonsi Bonez | Vanessa Albertina Agertt | Marli Matiko Anraku de Campos | Roberto Christ Vianna Santos

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
ISSN 1517-8382

Volume: 44;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 277;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus | vancomycin | microdilution

ABSTRACT
Twenty-three isolates of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin have been analyzed, being found a clinical isolate of VISA through microdilution technique. The others techniques were unable to detect such isolates. This is the first study that shows the presence of VISA in clinical isolates in the city of Santa Maria-RS.
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