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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989

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

Volume 14, Issue 1, 2014

Page: [44 - 48] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1871526514666140522115220

Price: $65


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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