Vancomycin-resistant enterococci: 15 years and counting.


We review the history of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and propose a causal model illustrating the roles of exposure to VRE reservoirs, patient characteristics, antimicrobial exposure, and prevalence of VRE in the progression from potential VRE reservoirs to active disease in hospitalized patients. Differences in VRE colonization and VRE infection… (More)


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@article{Chavers2003VancomycinresistantE1, title={Vancomycin-resistant enterococci: 15 years and counting.}, author={L. Scott Chavers and Stephan Moser and William H. Benjamin and Stan Banks and Josefa Steinhauer and A. M. Smith and Crystal N. Johnson and Ellen Funkhouser and L P Chavers and Andreas Stamm and Ken B. Waites}, journal={The Journal of hospital infection}, year={2003}, volume={53 3}, pages={159-71} }