Epidemiology and molecular analysis of intestinal colonization by vancomycin-resistant enterococci in greek hospitals (Journal article)

Gikas, A./ Christidou, A./ Scoulica, E./ Nikolaidis, P./ Skoutelis, A./ Levidiotou, S./ Kartali, S./ Maltezos, E./ Metalidis, S./ Kioumis, J./ Haliotis, G./ Dima, S./ Roumbelaki, M./ Papageorgiou, N./ Kritsotakis, E. I./ Tselentis, Y.

From 1,246 specimens collected from 13 Greek hospitals, 266 vancomycin-resistant enterococci strains were isolated from 255 patients (20.5%). The VanA phenotype was present in 82 (30.8%) strains, the VanB phenotype in 17 (6.4%) strains, the VanC1 phenotype in 152 (57.1%) strains, and the VanC2/C3 phenotypes in 15 (5.6%) strains. When only VanA and VanB phenotypes were considered, the overall prevalence was 7.5%. Eighty-six isolates exhibiting the VanA or VanB phenotype were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and 46 PFGE groups were found.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology,Bacterial Proteins/genetics,Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field,Enterococcus faecalis/drug effects/*genetics,Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/*epidemiology,Greece/epidemiology,Hospitals, District,Hospitals, University,Humans,Molecular Epidemiology,Peptide Synthases/genetics,Random Allocation,Vancomycin/pharmacology,Vancomycin Resistance/genetics
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/21918
ISSN: 0095-1137
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16272524
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