Cross-transmission of clinical Enterococcus faecium in relation to esp and antibiotic resistance.

@article{Billstrm2008CrosstransmissionOC,
  title={Cross-transmission of clinical Enterococcus faecium in relation to esp and antibiotic resistance.},
  author={Hanna Billstr{\"o}m and Annika Sullivan and Bodil Lund},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={2115-22}
}
AIMS To investigate clonality among clinical Enterococcus faecium isolates and normal intestinal microflora isolates as well as cross-transmission between patients in relation to the presence of the esp gene and antibiotic resistance. METHODS AND RESULTS Blood-culture isolates (n = 101) deriving from tertiary, secondary and primary hospitals were analysed. Antibiotic susceptibility was investigated. Polymerase chain reaction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis were used for detection of esp… CONTINUE READING

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