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Table 1 Detailed description of vancomycin resistant staphylococcal strains.

From: Emergence of vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus(VRSA) from a tertiary care hospital from northern part of India

Strains No. of Isolates MIC vancomycin (μg/ml) MIC teicoplanin (μg/ml) Specimens Prior vancomycin use history Ward/OPD
S. aureus* (VRSA) 1 64 64 Pus Yes Surgery ward
S. aureus* (VRSA) 1 32 32 Pus Yes Skin ward
S. aureus** (VISA) 2 16 16 Pus No Orthopedic OPD
S. aureus** (VISA) 4 8 8 Pus No Post-operative ward
S. epidermidis (VRSE) 1 32 32 Tip of ETT Yes Intensive care unit
S. epidermidis (VISE) 1
1
16
16
16
16
Blood
Urine
No
No
Endocrinology OPD
Post-operative ward
  1. *According to NCCLS guidelines (2000) these strains have been designated as Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  2. **According to NCCLS guidelines (2000) these strains have been designated as Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus.