High level aminoglycoside resistance in enterococci isolated from hospitalized patients

K. G. Bhat, Chitra Paul, M. G. Bhat

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Abstract

Drug resistance in enterococci isolated from hospitalized patients is reported. Out of 421 strains tested, 45 (10.7%) showed high level aminoglycoside resistance (HLAR). At the species level, 8.2 per cent of Enterococcus faecalis and 33.3 per cent of E. faecium were HLAR. While all the strains of E. faecalis were sensitive to vancomycin, one strain of E. faecium was vancomycin resistant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-199
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research
Volume105
Issue numberMAY
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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