Emergence of vanA Genotype Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci with Low or Moderate Levels of Teicoplanin Resistance in Korea.

Abstract

In Korea, vancomycin-resistant enterococci have become important nosocomial pathogens since the late 1990s, and most vancomycin-resistant enterococcal isolates have been VanA phenotype-vanA genotype strains. In 2001, we experienced an outbreak of VanB phenotype-vanA genotype vancomycin-resistant enterococci at a university hospital. This is the first report of VanB-vanA vancomycin-resistant enterococci from humans in Korea.

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@article{Eom2004EmergenceOV, title={Emergence of vanA Genotype Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci with Low or Moderate Levels of Teicoplanin Resistance in Korea.}, author={Joong-Sik Eom and In-Sook Hwang and Byung-Yoen Hwang and Jae-Gab Lee and Yeon-Joo Lee and Hee Jin Cheong and Yong-Ho Park and Seung-Chul Park and Woo Joo Kim}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2004}, volume={42 4}, pages={1785-6} }