Nieuwe resistente stam: LR-MRSA (linezolid resistent)

An outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Spanish hospital may be the first reported appearance of a linezolid-resistant strain of the organism, according to data reported Oct. 27.

Between April and June of this year, 12 patients in an intensive care unit at the Hospital Clinico San Carlos in Madrid were identified as having methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that was also resistant to linezolid (Zyvox). Dr. Miguel Sanchez, an internist at the hospital, reported the outbreak during a press briefing at the jointly held annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

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