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Microbes Infect. 2002 Feb;4(2):215-24.

Antibiotic-resistant enterococci: the mechanisms and dynamics of drug introduction and resistance.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 975 NE 10th St., BRC 356, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.


Enterococci possess a vast array of mechanisms to resist the lethal effects of most antimicrobial drugs currently approved for therapeutic use in humans, thus presenting a considerable therapeutic challenge. This review summarizes current concepts regarding the mechanisms of resistance, as well as the emergence, proliferation, and epidemiology of resistant enterococci.

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