ROBERT L. THOMPSON, M.D.; RICHARD P. WENZEL, M.D.
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Strains of Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to methicillin have been recognized during the past 20 years in Europe as a cause of hospital-acquired infection. Although the prevalence of resistance has declined in some European hospitals, this is not uniformly true (1). In France, for example, a progressive increase in the prevalence of infection due to methicillin-resistant strains over the last 4 years has occurred in a large hospital in Paris (2). The emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus has also been reported for the first time in a Greek hospital. Elsewhere, an increasing number of these strains have been noted
THOMPSON RL, WENZEL RP. International Recognition of Methicillin-Resistant Strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:925–926. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-6-925
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(6):925-926.
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