Characterization of glycopeptide-resistant enterococci from a Swiss hospital.

  title={Characterization of glycopeptide-resistant enterococci from a Swiss hospital.},
  author={Nadia Liassine and R. W. Frei and Isabelle Jan and Raymond Auckenthaler},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={36 7},
Between August 1994 and September 1996, 28 glycopeptide-resistant enterococci (GRE) were isolated from 8 infected patients and 11 intestinal carriers hospitalized at the University Hospital of Geneva. Identification to the species was made by both phenotypic (API 20 STREP and Rapid ID 32 STREP systems, and Vitek Gram Positive Identification Card) and genotypic methods using a multiplex PCR assay developed also for the determination of the genotype of glycopeptide resistance (vanA, vanB, vanC1… CONTINUE READING


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