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First Report of Vancomycin Intermediate Resistance in Sequence Type 72 Community-Genotype Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Chung DR et al. – Vancomycin intermediate resistance has not been reported among sequence type (ST) 72–methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus–SCCmec type IV, distinctive community–genotype MRSA strains in Korea. Authors report the first case of vancomycin treatment failure due to development of vancomycin intermediate resistance in infection caused by ST72–MRSA–IV. [more...]