VRSA's back

There is a new report of a patient in a Philadelphia hospital that is infected with vancomycin-resistant Staph. aureus (VRSA). Fortunately, VRSA has remained very rare. Like previous patients, this patient is a dialysis patient, but few other details about the patient were available in the article.


  1. This case illustrates an important difference between Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens. Even with this worst case scenario for S. aureus the bug appears to be sensitive to other antibiotics. For multidrug-resistant Gram negatives there are frequently no available antibiotics.


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