[Differentiating clinical characteristics in bacteriemia caused by Enterococcus faecalis or Enterococcus faecium].

  title={[Differentiating clinical characteristics in bacteriemia caused by Enterococcus faecalis or Enterococcus faecium].},
  author={David Conde-Est{\'e}vez and Luisa Sorl{\'i} and Jos{\'e} Antonio Morales-Molina and Hernando Knobel and Roser Terradas and Javier Mateu-de Antonio and Juan Pablo Horcajada and Santiago Grau},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  volume={28 6},
INTRODUCTION Enterococci are responsible for severe infections, such as endocarditis and bacteremia. During recent decades, enterococcal infections have grown in importance because of the increasing number of cases. Knowledge of the factors predisposing to acquisition of infection by E. faecalis or E. faecium may be useful to improve the empirical treatment. METHODS Retrospective study of patients diagnosed with enterococcal bacteremia and hospitalized over a 7-year period (January 2000… CONTINUE READING


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