vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

(redirected from Vancomycin Resistant Streptococcus Aureus)

vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

VRSA Infectious disease A long anticipated bacterium first identified in a clinical specimen in mid-2002; the isolate was susceptible to chloramphenicol, linezolid, quinupristin-dalfopristin, T-S. See Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.

vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Abbreviation: VRSA
A strain of S. aureus resistant to vancomycin that may become a serious nosocomial pathogen. Strains with intermediate resistance to vancomycin have caused life-threatening infections.
See also: Staphylococcus
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