Siti Roszilawati Ramli, Hui-min Neoh, Muhammad Nazri Aziz and Salasawati Hussin (2012). Screening and detection of heterogenous vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, using the glycopeptide resistance detection Etest and population analysis profiling. Infectious Disease Report 4(1):e20 71-72
In a 3-month study done in Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), 7 out of 320 methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureusisolates were confirmed as heterogeneous vancomycin intermediate S. aureus (hVISA) using the glycopeptide resistance detection e-test and population analysis, giving a prevalence rate of 2.19%. This is the first report of hVISA in Malaysia.