Clinical and molecular epidemiology of Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia, with special reference to strains with high-level resistance to gentamicin.

@article{Antalek1995ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and molecular epidemiology of Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia, with special reference to strains with high-level resistance to gentamicin.},
  author={M D Antalek and Joseph M. Mylotte and Alan J. Lesse and Judith Sellick},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={103-9}
}
The objective of this study was to characterize the clinical and molecular epidemiology of Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia, specifically that involving strains with high-level resistance to gentamicin (HLGR). Episodes of E. faecalis bacteremia at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center from January 1986 to September 1989 were retrospectively identified. Of 94 episodes, 45 (48%) were due to strains with HLGR. Hemolytic activity was detected with greater frequency (85%) among the latter… CONTINUE READING

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