Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets

(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders)

Jean-Marc Sabatier  
Laboratoire ERT 62 'Ingénierie des peptides à visée thérapeutique' 
Université de la Méditerranée
Faculté de Médecine Nord
Boulevard Pierre Dramard
13916 - MARSEILLE, Cedex 20
France

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Case Series Describing an Outbreak of Highly Resistant Vancomycin Staphylococcus aureus (Possible VISA/VRSA) Infections in Orthopedic Related Procedures in Guatemala

Author(s): Suresh J. Antony.

Abstract:

This is a case series describing an outbreak of VRSA/VISA associated infections in orthopedic related procedures that occurred on a medical mission trip in Antigua, Guatemala. The paper describes the clinical features, microbiology and treatment options available to treat such infections in a Third World country. It also highlights the difficulty in making an accurate diagnosis with suboptimal microbiological support.

Keywords: Infection, orthopedic biomedical devices, VRSA/VISA.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2014
Page: [44 - 48]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1871526514666140522115220