Combination of known and unknown mechanisms confers high-level resistance to fluoroquinolones in Enterococcus faecium.


In order to elucidate the mechanisms of fluoroquinolone resistance in Enterococcus faecium, spontaneous mutants isolated from Ent. faecium ATCC 19434 by stepwise selection with sparfloxacin (SPX) or norfloxacin (NOR) and 13 clinical isolates of Ent. faecium were characterized by analysing quinolone-resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) of the gyrA, gyrB… (More)