Molecular screening of virulence genes in high-level gentamicin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolated from clinical specimens in Northwest Iran.

@article{Sharifi2012MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular screening of virulence genes in high-level gentamicin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolated from clinical specimens in Northwest Iran.},
  author={Yaser Sharifi and Reza Ghotaslou and Behrouz Naghili and Alka Hasani and Mohammad Aghazadeh and Mortaza Milani and Ahad Bazmani},
  journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={175-81}
}
PURPOSE The present study screened clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium to determine the prevalence of high-level gentamicin-resistant enterococci and the potential virulence genes among them. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical enterococcal isolates were obtained from three university teaching hospitals in Northwest Iran. Isolated enterococci were identified phenotypically followed by antibiotic susceptibility testing. Multiplex PCR was performed for the detection… CONTINUE READING