RICHARD H. GLEW, M.D.
To the editor: In the October issue, Peacock and associates (1) presented results of qualitative and quantitative antibiotic sensitivity testing on 34 isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus obtained during an outbreak of nosocomial transmission of this organism. In these studies, each isolate was evaluated for antibiotic sensitivity as though it represented a unique organism. The authors state, however, that at least 22 of the isolates were linked by common phage type and roommate-to-roommate transmission of the organism and suggested that perhaps all but four of the isolates represented repeated isolation of an identical organism.
Because epidemiology and phage typing indicate
GLEW RH. Too Many Sensitivity Data. Ann Intern Med. ;94:281–282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-2-281_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(2):281-282.
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