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Scand J Infect Dis. 2005;37(9):642-6.

Clinical profile and strain relatedness of recurrent enterococcal bacteremia.

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Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA. allenc@menzies.edu.au

Abstract

We defined the molecular epidemiology of recurrent enterococcal bacteremia using pulsed field gel electrophoresis. We identified 27 patients, comprising 60 episodes; strain relatedness was demonstrated in 8 patients with isolates separated by up to 6 y. Carriage of pathogenic enterococci may be prolonged, although re-infection with novel strains is more commonly seen.

PMID:
16126563
DOI:
10.1080/00365540510043257
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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