TABLE 2.

MICs of vancomycin and oxacillin for VRSA strains determined by E-test

StrainMIC (mg/ml) of vancomycin on:MIC (mg/ml) of oxacillin on:
BHIBHI plus oxacillinaBHIBHI plus vancomycinb
MI-VRSA>2562>2562
PA-VRSA24-320.015-0.034-80.015-0.03
NY-VRSA640.25640.25
VRSA-525611281
  • a Oxacillin, 8 mg/ml for MI-VRSA, NY-VRSA, and VRSA-5 and 2 mg/ml for PA-VRSA.

  • b Vancomycin, 8 mg/ml.