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enterococci

[‚en·tə·rə′käk·ē]
(microbiology)
Spherical bacteria in short chains.
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Among streptococcal isolates 128/153 (83.66%) were Enterococcus species, 12/153 (7.84%) were Streptococcus pyogenes, 10/153 (6.53%) were Streptococcus agalactiae and 3/153 (1.96%) were Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Prevalence of resistance to ampicillin, gentamicin and vancomycin in Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium isolates from clinical specimens and use of antimicrobials in five Nordic hospitals.
(14) The inclusion criterion was the diagnosis of Enterococcus, and the exclusion criterion was positive samples with other bacteria.
Enterococci (E), the gram-positive cocci, which were initially considered to be medically unimportant and believed to be harmless to humans, have now emerged as deadly nosocomial pathogens.1 The genus exhibit remarkable array of environments and can be found in water, soil, food items like dairy and meat products, and sewage.2 Enterococcus species are part of normal flora of almost all animals that generally colonise their gastrointestinal tracts.
So the discovery of a new toxin in a strain of Enterococcus is raising scientific eyebrows.
The addition of an agent that interferes with cell wall synthesis, such as ampicillin (or vancomycin), markedly increases uptake of the aminoglycoside, greatly enhancing the killing of the Enterococcus [3].
We report a case of a neonate with persistent positive blood cultures for HLAR Enterococcus faecalis treated successfully with a combination of ampicillin and cefotaxime.
As indicated in Table 2 all the identified lactic acid bacteria (i.e., Lactobacillus paracasei, Enterococcus durans, Enterococcus hirae, Enterococcus avium, Lactobacillus brevis, and Enterococcus faecium) were able to produce acid at 12 h time of incubation.