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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1991 Sep;10(9):745-7.

Species identification and antibiotic resistance patterns of the enterococci.

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Department of Pathology, Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia, Canada.

Abstract

One hundred and forty isolates were identified using the GPI Card (Vitek Systems) and a conventional biochemical scheme. Agar dilution susceptibility testing was performed and isolates were screened for beta-lactamase production. The GPI Card was accurate in identifying Enterococcus faecalis, but discrepant results were obtained for seven (29.1%) of the 24 non-Enterococcus faecalis isolates. Ampicillin resistance was present in 2.9% of isolates and there were no beta-lactamase producers. There was no vancomycin resistance but 12.1% of isolates showed high-level resistance to gentamicin.

PMID:
1810727
DOI:
10.1007/bf01972500
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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