faecalis strain DENG1, isolated from sputum of human in China (GenBank: CP004081.1) and Enterococcus
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.
An isolate fulfilling the above criteria was assumed to be Enterococcus
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
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
avium, Lactobacillus brevis, and Enterococcus
faecium) were able to produce acid at 12 h time of incubation.