Vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

  title={Vancomycin-resistant enterococci.},
  author={Allison Mcgeer and Donald Edward Low},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory infections},
  volume={15 4},
Over the last 2 decades, enterococci, formerly viewed as organisms of minimal clinical impact, have emerged as important hospital-acquired pathogens in immunosuppressed patients and intensive care units (ICUs). Vancomycin resistance in enterococci is increasing steadily. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) composed 26% of nosocomial enterococci in 1999, a 47% increase from 1994 to 1998. More that 25% of ICU enterococci are resistant to vancomycin. Antimicrobial therapy is problematic for all… CONTINUE READING

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