Case Series Describing an Outbreak of Highly Resistant Vancomycin Staphylococcus aureus (Possible VISA/VRSA) Infections in Orthopedic Related Procedures in Guatemala

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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

Affiliation: Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine and Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 1205 N. Oregon El Paso, Texas, 79912, USA.

Abstract

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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Article Details

Volume: 14
Issue Number: 1
First Page: 44
Last Page: 48
Page Count: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1871526514666140522115220
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