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
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GLEW RH. Too Many Sensitivity Data. Ann Intern Med. 1981;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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