ROGER J. BULGER, M.D.
In the United States there has been only one well-documented case of serious infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (1). Most of the clinical reports have come from Paris where Chabbert, Baudens, Acar, and Gerband (2) have found a higher mortality in patients infected with methicillin-resistant strains than with methicillin-sensitive multiple-resistant staphylococci (2).
In England a great deal of laboratory and epidemiologic data have been published, but little clinical information has been included (3-7). Laboratory surveys in the United States have generally failed to turn up significant methicillin resistance (8).
In September 1965 two patients on the same ward in
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BULGER RJ. A Methicillin-Resistant Strain of Staphylococcus aureus: Clinical and Laboratory Experience. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:81–89. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-81
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(1):81-89.
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