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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

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Linezolid Dependence in Staphylococcus epidermidis Bloodstream Isolates

Spyros PournarasComments to Author , 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)

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LRSE isolated from patients with bloodstream infections, Greece, 2008–2010. Effect of growth under exposure to linezolid at half-MIC is shown for the 3 low-level LRSE: A) A2570, B) A1702, and C) A2490; and at half-MIC for the 2 linezolid-susceptible control isolates: D) A1521 and E) ATCC 29213. LRSE, linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Figure 2. . . LRSE isolated from patients with bloodstream infections, Greece, 2008–2010. Effect of growth under exposure to linezolid at half-MIC is shown for the 3 low-level LRSE: A) A2570, B) A1702, and C) A2490; and at half-MIC for the 2 linezolid-susceptible control isolates: D) A1521 and E) ATCC 29213. LRSE, linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis.

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