Linezolid Dependence in Staphylococcus epidermidis Bloodstream Isolates
Spyros Pournaras , Eleni Ntokou, Olympia Zarkotou, Kyriaki Ranellou, Katerina Themeli-Digalaki, Constantinos Stathopoulos, and Athanassios Tsakris
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Thessaly Medical School, Larissa, Greece (S. Pournaras, E. Ntokou); Tzaneio General Hospital, Piraeus, Greece (O. Zarkotou, K. Themeli-Digalaki); University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece (K. Ranellou, A. Tsakris); University of Patras School of Medicine, Patras, Greece (C. Stathopoulos)
Figure 1. . . LRSE isolated from patients with bloodstream infections, Greece, 2008–2010. Effect of growth under exposure to linezolid at 128 μg/mL is shown for the 5 highly LRSE: A) A2562, B) E371, C) A2864, D) 217, and E) 605–2. LRSE, linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis.
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