Intrahospital spread of a single gentamicin-resistant, β-lactamase- producing strain of Enterococcus faecalis in Argentina

B. E. Murray, H. A. Lopardo, E. A. Rubeglio, M. Frosolono, K. V. Singh

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Abstract

Six β-lactamase-producing (Bla+) isolates of Enterococcus faecalis recovered over a 17-month period from an Argentinian pediatric hospital were found to have identical or almost identical chromosomal restriction patterns by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, although the plasmid patterns were different. These isolates, like Bla+ enterococci in the United States, hybridized to a staphylococcal Bla gene probe. The presence of a single strain was somewhat surprising, since all isolates transferred Bla by conjugation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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