Strains of glycopeptide-resistant Enterococcus faecium can alter their van genotypes during an outbreak

Neil Woodford, P. R. Chadwick, D. Morrison, B. D. Cookson

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    Abstract

    Two isolates of Enterococcus faecium with VanA glycopeptide resistance were isolated during a hospital outbreak of E. faecium with plasmid-mediated VanB resistance. Both were found to be identical to the VanB outbreak strain by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The genotype of this strain changed from vanB to vanA through an intermediate isolate that contained both the vanA and vanB gene clusters on distinct plasmids.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2966-2968
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume35
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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