Analysis of clonality and antibiotic resistance among early clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecium in the United States.


BACKGROUND The Enterococcus faecium genogroup, referred to as clonal complex 17 (CC17), seems to possess multiple determinants that increase its ability to survive and cause disease in nosocomial environments. METHODS Using 53 clinical and geographically diverse US E. faecium isolates dating from 1971 to 1994, we determined the multilocus sequence type… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/644790