Isolation of beta-lactamase positive vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis; first case in Australia.


An increasing number of clinical isolates of vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been reported in the literature since 1988. Only a few cases of beta-lactamase producing VRE have been described worldwide. This article reports the first case of beta-lactamase positive VRE in Australia. This strain of Enterococcus faecalis was isolated from a patient… (More)


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