Saunders, G. L. ; Bodonaik, N. C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Resistance in clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis encountered at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Enterococcus faecalis isolates were examined by an automated identification and susceptibility system. Almost all of the 97 isolates were ampicillin susceptible (n = 86) and tetracycline resistant (n = 89). All were nitrofurantoin susceptible. About a third of isolates showed high level resistance to the aminoglycosides streptomicin and gentamicin and this was usually associated with ciprofloxacin resistance (n = 34). Seven isolates were vancomycin resistant, including one that was ampicillin resistant. Most forms of resistance described elsewhere were found....