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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Dispatch

Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus in a Home Health-Care Patient

Jeffrey C. Hageman*Comments to Author , David A. Pegues†, Carrie Jepson‡, Rose Lee Bell‡, Mary Guinan§, Kevin W. Ward†, Martin D. Cohen†, Janet A. Hindler†, Fred C. Tenover*, Sigrid K. McAllister*, Molly E. Kellum*, and Scott K. Fridkin*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;; †University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA;; ‡Clark County Health District, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA;; §Nevada State Health Division, Carson City, Nevada, USA

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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles of SmaI- and EagI-Digested DNA. NCTC, National Collection of Type Cultures 8325 control. Lane 1, patient's oxacillin-resistant vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA); lane 2, patient's oxacillin-susceptible VISA; lane 3, patient's oxacillin-resistant S. aureus (ORSA, vancomycin MIC = 2 µg/mL) from anterior nares; lanes 4 and 5, isolates of ORSA (vancomycin MIC = 2 µg/mL) from the health-care worker's anterior nares.

Figure 1. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles of SmaI- and EagI-Digested DNA. NCTC, National Collection of Type Cultures 8325 control. Lane 1, patient's oxacillin-resistant vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA); lane 2, patient's oxacillin-susceptible VISA; lane 3, patient's oxacillin-resistant S. aureus (ORSA, vancomycin MIC = 2 µg/mL) from anterior nares; lanes 4 and 5, isolates of ORSA (vancomycin MIC = 2 µg/mL) from the health-care worker's anterior nares.

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