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

C. Seas , MD, K. Hernandez , MD, R. Ramos , MD, E. Bazan , MD, I. Rodriguez , MD, A. Torres , MD, C. Zamudio , MD and E. Gotuzzo , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 27, No. 2 (February 2006), pp. 198-200
DOI: 10.1086/500650
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/500650
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Oxacillin‐Resistant and Multidrug‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Lima, Peru
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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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