Prevalence of multidrug-resistant enterococci in a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India.

  title={Prevalence of multidrug-resistant enterococci in a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India.},
  author={Vaibhav R. Deshpande and Mohan Ganesh Karmarkar and Preeti Rajiv Mehta},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  volume={7 2},
Introduction Enterococci are one of the major causes of nosocomial and community-acquired infections. In recent years, the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in enterococci has posed enormous challenges for clinicians. The antimicrobial therapy of enterococcal infections is complicated because of the inherent resistance shown by enterococci to several commonly used antibiotics such as cephalosporins, low-level aminoglycosides, and low-level clindamycin and perhaps more importantly, because… CONTINUE READING


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