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Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Tree Number(s)
B03.300.390.400.800.750.100.750
B03.353.500.750.750.100.750
B03.510.100.750.750.100.750
B03.510.400.790.750.100.750
Unique ID
D000083123
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000083123
Annotation
infection: coordinate with STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTIONS or specifics
Scope Note
Isolates of the Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to the antibiotic VANCOMYCIN. The S. aureus becomes resistant by acquiring plasmids carrying genes for VANCOMYCIN RESISTANCE. Vancomycin‐intermediate S. aureus has low-level vancomycin resistance requiring an intermediate concentration of vancomycin between sensitive and resistant isolates. These S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin and related GLYCOPEPTIDE antibiotics are often seen in HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS.
Entry Term(s)
Glycopeptide-Intermediate S. aureus
Glycopeptide-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus
Glycopeptide-Resistant S. aureus
Glycopeptide-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Vancomycin-Intermediate S. aureus
Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus
Vancomycin-Resistant S. aureus
Previous Indexing
Staphylococcus aureus (1999-2020)
Vancomycin Resistance (1999-2020)
See Also
Vancomycin Resistance
Public MeSH Note
2021
History Note
2021
Date Established
2021/01/01
Date of Entry
2020/07/07
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Preferred
Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus Related
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