Porcine-Origin Gentamicin-Resistant Enterococcusfaecalis in Humans, Denmark
Published Date:Apr 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(4):682-684.
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
High-level Gentamicin Resistance
Keywords: Enterococcus Faecalis
Description:During 2001-2002, high-level gentamicin-resistant (HLGR) Enterococcus faecalis isolates were detected in 2 patients in Denmark who had infective endocarditis and in pigs and pork. Our results demonstrate that these isolates belong to the same clonal group, which suggests that pigs are a source of HLGR E. faecalis infection in humans.
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