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Nationwide Surveillance Study of Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus Strains in Korean Hospitals from 2001 to 2006

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Authors
Chung, Gyungtae; Cha, Jeongok; Han, Sunyoung; Jang, Heesun; Yoo, Jaeil; Kim, Hongbin; Kim, Bongsu; Lee, Yeong Seon; Park, Ok; Eun, Soohoon; Yoo, Jeongsik; Lee, Kyeongmin
Issue Date
2010-03
Publisher
KOREAN SOC MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY
Citation
JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY; Vol.20 3; 637-642
Keywords
Staphylococcus aureusvancomycin-intermediatesurveillance
Abstract
We investigated the prevalence and the molecular characteristics of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains isolated from clinical samples at tertiary or general hospitals participating in a nationwide surveillance program for VISA and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) in Korea during an 8-week period in each year from 2001 to 2006. Of 41,639 MRSAs isolated, 37,856 were screened and 169 grew on brain heart infusion agar supplemented with 4 mu g/ml vancomycin. A vancomycin MIC of 4 mu g/ml was confirmed for 33 VISA isolates of the 169 isolates. Eighteen of the 33 isolates were classified as hetero-VISA (hVISA) by the population analysis profile (PAP) method. All VISA isolates were susceptible to linezolid, tigecycline, and quinupristin dalfopristin. Most VISA isolates (MIC 4 mu g/ml) showed a PFGE C pattern with sec, seg, and sei enterotoxin genes, including ST5-SCCmec type II, or a PFGE A pattern with sea, including ST239-SCCmec type III.
ISSN
1017-7825
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/77399
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4014/jmb.0906.06018
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