Title

Genetic analysis of multiple vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus isolates obtained serially from two long-term-care patients

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1998

Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract

Fifty eight vancomycin-resistant enterococcal isolates were obtained from two patients over 9 weeks, Numerous pulsed-field gel electrophoresis fingerprinting types were isolated from each patient. By PCR, all isolates were vanA(+). However, many isolates from patient B were found to lack vanA by hybridization, Our results demonstrate the importance of examining multiple isolates, especially from patients who are at high risk of infection.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY

Volume

36

Issue

7

First Page

2105

Last Page

2108