Vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and optimal management

@inproceedings{ODriscoll2015VancomycinresistantEI,
  title={Vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and optimal management},
  author={Tristan O’Driscoll and Christopher W. Crank},
  booktitle={Infection and drug resistance},
  year={2015}
}
Since its discovery in England and France in 1986, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus has increasingly become a major nosocomial pathogen worldwide. Enterococci are prolific colonizers, with tremendous genome plasticity and a propensity for persistence in hospital environments, allowing for increased transmission and the dissemination of resistance elements. Infections typically present in immunosuppressed patients who have received multiple courses of antibiotics in the past. Virulence is… CONTINUE READING
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