Frequency of susceptibility testing for patients with persistent methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Carmen L. Giltner, Theodoros Kelesidis, Janet A. Hindler, April M. Bobenchik, Romney M. Humphries

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Currently, no standards exist for determining the optimal frequency of repeat antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) when an organism is recurrently isolated from the same specimen source. Although testing every 2 to 5 days is thought sufficient, we present three cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia where current laboratory protocol for repeating AST every 5 days was inadequate to identify resistant organisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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