Infections occurring during neutropenia in cancer patients (pts) frequently involve Gram-positive pathogens and are complicated by antibiotic resistance. Outcomes for infections due to either methicillin-resistant or -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, MSSA) treated with vancomycin are considered suboptimal by many clinicians (
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