Experience of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a children's hospital.

  title={Experience of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a children's hospital.},
  author={James W. Gray and Robert H George},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={45 1},
Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) are increasingly important nosocomial pathogens. This paper describes our experience of the epidemiology and clinical impact of VRE in the two years since the occurrence of our first case of VRE infection. Following introduction of surveillance, gastrointestinal colonization with VRE was detected in 38.3% of Haematology/Oncology and 11.1% of Hepatology/Gastroenterology patients, but in only 2.3% of children in the Paediatric Intensive Care and 1.5% of… CONTINUE READING

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