Pathogenic enterococci: new developments in the 21st century

  title={Pathogenic enterococci: new developments in the 21st century},
  author={Preeti M Tendolkar and Arto S. Baghdayan and Nathan Shankar},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS},
Enterococci, traditionally viewed as Gram-positive commensal bacteria inhabiting the alimentary canals of humans and animals, are now acknowledged to be organisms capable of causing life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment. The existence of enterococci in such a dual role is facilitated, at least in part, by its intrinsic and acquired resistance to virtually all antibiotics currently in use. Beginning with the initial identification of a ‘streptococci of… CONTINUE READING