Molecular epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Singapore.

@article{Koh2009MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Singapore.},
  author={Tse Hsien Koh and Beng S Low and Nicholas Leo and Li Yang Hsu and Raymond T. P. Lin and Prabha Unny Krishnan and Douglas Chan and Maheswari Nadarajah and Say Ling Toh and Keng H Ong},
  journal={Pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={676-80}
}
AIMS To characterise the mechanism of glycopeptide resistance, genetic relatedness, and pathogenicity factors in isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in Singapore. METHODS A total of 292 Enterococcus faecium and 17 Enterococcus faecalis were isolated from humans, and five E. faecium, two Enterococcus durans, two Enterococcus flavescens, one Enterococcus casseliflavus, and one Enterococcus gallinarum from chickens. The mechanism of glycopeptide resistance and pathogenicity… CONTINUE READING