Multilocus sequence typing and analysis of putative virulence factors in vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus faecium isolates from Brazil.

@article{Camargo2006MultilocusST,
  title={Multilocus sequence typing and analysis of putative virulence factors in vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus faecium isolates from Brazil.},
  author={Ilana L B C Camargo and Michael S. Gilmore and Ana L{\'u}cia da Costa Darini},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 11},
  pages={1123-30}
}
Enterococci are leading causes of hospital-acquired infections that are often difficult to treat because of high-level aminoglycoside and glycopeptide resistance. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are a global problem, and have been isolated with increasing frequency in hospitals in Brazil. The objective of this study was to determine the genetic relatedness of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREFM) and vancomycin-sensitive E. faecium (VSEFM) isolated from human infections and faecal… CONTINUE READING