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Vancomycin intermediate and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Mechanisms, Clinical Significance, and Detection

*, Jyoti Kumari and Shenoy, Shalini and Hegde, Ashwini and *, Vidyalakshmi K and *, Chakrapani M and Bhat, Gopalkrishna K (2017) Vancomycin intermediate and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - Mechanisms, Clinical Significance, and Detection. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 10 (6). pp. 32-38. ISSN 0974-2441

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Abstract

Vancomycin is used as the antibiotic of choice for severe infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Increased use of vancomycin and the selective pressure has resulted in the emergence of S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin and vancomycin-resistant S. aureus. This review summarizes the definition, mechanism, clinical significance, and epidemiology of S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin. It also discusses laboratory methods for detection and treatment options available for these pathogens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vancomycin, Vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus, Heteroresistant vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2017 05:04
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2017 05:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149359

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