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Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a bacterium commonly found on the skin and in the nose of about 30% of people. Vancomycin is an antibiotic sometimes used to treat serious infections caused by S. aureus. When S. aureus develops decreasing sensitivity to vancomycin, it is called vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) or vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA).

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