TITLE

Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Clinic: Not Quite Armageddon

AUTHOR(S)
Bush, Karen
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p1056
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In 1992, reported that they could transfer the vancomycin-resistant genes vanA, vanH, vanX, and vanY from vancomycin-resistant enterococci to a strain of Staphylococcus aureus both in vitro and on the skin of an obese mouse. However, after waiting 10 years, some clinicians concluded that this was not going to happen on the basis of the observation that enterococci and staphylococci frequently occupy the same ecological niche and had been given every reasonable opportunity to exchange genes in multiple-patient microenvironments.
ACCESSION #
13015075

 

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