Sequence analysis of Enterococcus faecium strain 10/96A (VanD4), the original vancomycin-resistant E. faecium strain in Brazil

Ilana L.B.C. Camargo, Libera M. Dalla Costa, Neil Woodford, Michael S. Gilmore, Ana L.C. Darini

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Abstract

Enterococcus faecium strain 10/96A (VanD4) was the first vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) isolated in Brazil. Subsequent Brazilian VRE strains have all had the VanA phenotype. Multilocus sequence typing showed that strain 10/96A was isolated sporadically, has a unique sequence type (ST 281), and was not the progenitor of the VRE strains isolated from hospital outbreaks in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2635-2637
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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