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Oxacillin-Resistant and Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Lima, Peru

  • C. Seas (a1) (a2), K. Hernandez (a1), R. Ramos (a1), E. Bazan (a1), I. Rodriguez (a3), A. Torres (a3), C. Zamudio (a1) and E. Gotuzzo (a1) (a2)...
Abstract

In a hospital in Lima, Peru, a review of 103 Staphylococcus aureus infections was conducted during 2002. The prevalence of oxacillin-resistant S. aureus strains was 68%; 25% of strains were resistant to multiple drugs. Previous use of antibiotics and undergoing a surgical procedure during the current hospital stay were associated with the presence of an oxacillin-resistant S. aureus strain.

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Instituto de Medicina Tropical “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Av. Honorio Delgado 430, AP 4314, Lima 100, Perú (cseas@upch.edu.pe)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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