Fluorescent in situ hybridization with specific DNA probes offers adequate detection of Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium in clinical samples.

@article{Waar2005FluorescentIS,
  title={Fluorescent in situ hybridization with specific DNA probes offers adequate detection of Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium in clinical samples.},
  author={Karola Waar and John E. Degener and Marja J A van Luyn and Hermie J. M. Harmsen},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={54 Pt 10},
  pages={937-44}
}
Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are among the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections. Reliable and quick identification of E. faecalis and E. faecium is important for accurate treatment and understanding their role in the pathogenesis of infections. Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) of whole bacterial cells with oligonucleotides targeted at the 16S rRNA molecule leads to a reduced time to identification. In clinical practice, FISH therefore can be used in… CONTINUE READING
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