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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
ISSN: 0255-0857
EISSN: 1998-3646
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 369-371
Bioline Code: mb08112
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 369-371

 en Status of high level aminoglycoside resistant Enterococcus faecium check for this species in other resources and Enterococcus faecalis check for this species in other resources in a rural hospital of central India
Mendiratta DK, Kaur H, Deotale V, Thamke DC, Narang R, Narang P

Abstract

Considering the emergence of high level aminoglycoside resistance (HLAR) in enterococci this study was undertaken to determine their status in a rural setting. HLAR by disc diffusion and agar dilution, β lactamase by nitrocefin disc and vancomycin resistance by agar dilution was determined in 150 enterococcal isolates, as per NCCLS guidelines. Only two species, Enterococcus faecalis check for this species in other resources (85.5%) and Enterococcus faecium check for this species in other resources (14.7%) were recovered, mostly from blood. Forty six percent showed HLAR. Multi drug resistance and concomitant resistance of HLAR strains to β lactams were quite high. None showed β lactamase activity or vancomycin resistance.

Keywords
E. faecalis, E. faecium, high level aminoglycoside resistance.

 
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