Clinical and epidemiological significance of enterococci intrinsically resistant to vancomycin (possessing the vanC genotype)

@article{Toye1997ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and epidemiological significance of enterococci intrinsically resistant to vancomycin (possessing the vanC genotype)},
  author={Baldwin W Toye and J Shymanski and Monika Bobrowska and W. Max Woods and Karam Ramotar},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 12},
  pages={
          3166-70
        }
}
Constitutive low-level vancomycin resistance is found intrinsically in certain enterococcal species and is encoded by vanC ligase genes. These intrinsically vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) will be referred to as VANC VRE. A prospective study to determine the clinical and epidemiologic significance of VANC VRE was conducted. VANC VRE were recovered from the stools of 34 of 601 (5.7%) patients, a rate similar to that obtained for the stools of 100 outpatients in the community (5%). VANC… CONTINUE READING

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