Case Series Describing an Outbreak of Highly Resistant Vancomycin Staphylococcus aureus (Possible VISA/VRSA) Infections in Orthopedic Related Procedures in Guatemala
Suresh J. AntonyAffiliation:
Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine and Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 1205 N. Oregon El Paso, Texas, 79912, USA.
AbstractThis 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.
Infection, orthopedic biomedical devices, VRSA/VISA.
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