An early warning of staph resistance to linezolid?


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Abstract

Resistance in coag-neg strain raises questionsSynopsis:In one university medical center, 4% of all coagulase-negative staphylococci were linezolid-resistant. A case control study found that admission to a particular unit and prior receipt of linezolid were significant, independent risk factors for isolation of a linezolid-resistant isolate. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis found that 84% of linezolid-resistant isolates were genetically related.

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