Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Precursor Organisms in Southeastern Michigan.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Dec;35(12):1531-1534
Authors: Albrecht VS, Zervos MJ, Kaye KS, Tosh PK, Arshad S, Hayakawa K, Kallen AJ, McDougal LK, Limbago BM, Guh AY
We assessed for vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) precursor organisms in southeastern Michigan, an area known to have VRSA. The prevalence was 2.5% (pSK41-positive methicillin-resistant S. aureus, 2009-2011) and 1.5% (Inc18-positive vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, 2006-2013); Inc18 prevalence significantly decreased after 2009 (3.7% to 0.82%). Risk factors for pSK41 included intravenous vancomycin exposure.
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