Resistant enterococci--mechanisms, laboratory detection and control in hospitals.

  title={Resistant enterococci--mechanisms, laboratory detection and control in hospitals.},
  author={Jeremy Wade and A H Uttley},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={49 9},
Introduction The incidence of nosocomial colonisation and infections due to Enterococcus spp., with those due to Enterococcus faecium the most prevalent, has risen steadily during the 1980s. At the same time, these bacteria have acquired resistance to aminoglycosides, 3-lactams and glycopeptides." Enterococci are opportunist pathogens and medical advances ensure an increasing population of patients vulnerable to nosocomial endogenous and exogenous infection' with enterococcal bacteraemia… CONTINUE READING

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