Urinary tract infection with an Enterococcus faecalis isolate that requires vancomycin for growth.

@article{Fraimow1994UrinaryTI,
  title={Urinary tract infection with an Enterococcus faecalis isolate that requires vancomycin for growth.},
  author={Henry S. Fraimow and Donald L. Jungkind and Donald Lander and D R Delso and Jared Langford Dean},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={121 1},
  pages={
          22-6
        }
}
Bacteria with unusual nutritional requirements sometimes are isolated from clinical specimens, and detecting them is a challenge for the clinical microbiology laboratory [1]. Nutritionally deficient organisms evolve in specialized environmental niches that provide an adequate supply of necessary growth supplements, allowing them to thrive despite selective disadvantages in general growth characteristics. The hospital intensive care unit is a specific environment where intense antimicrobial use… CONTINUE READING
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