Genetic Analysis of Multiple Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Isolates Obtained Serially from two Long-Term-Care Patients
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.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Schoonmaker, D. J.,
Bopp, L. H.,
Baltch, A. L.,
Smith, R. P.,
Rafferty, M. E.,
(1998). Genetic Analysis of Multiple Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Isolates Obtained Serially from two Long-Term-Care Patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 36(7), 2105-2108.
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